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Title: Antipsychotic use for agitation after traumatic brain injury.
Authors: McKay, Adam
Trevena-Peters, Jessica
Ponsford, Jennie
Keywords: Antipsychotic
Traumatic Brain Injury
Mood Lability
Post Traumatic Amnesia
Monash-Epworth Rehabilitation Research Centre
Neurosciences Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Oct-2020
Conference Name: Epworth HealthCare Research Month 2020
Conference Location: Epworth Research Institute, Victoria, Australia
Abstract: • Determine the frequency and type of antipsychotics used for agitation during PTA • To examine the relationship between antipsychotic use and agitation levels • To provide observational data on the efficacy of antipsychotic use in reducing agitation in PTAAtypical antipsychotics were frequently used to treat agitation during PTA even in cases with mild or subclinical agitation • Uncontrolled observational data found no evidence that agitation scores reduced after starting or increasing antipsychotics • Strong need for controlled studies to examine efficacy of antipsychotics for agitation during PTA • Recommend using agitation measure such as ABS to monitor effectiveness of medication interventions
Type: Conference Poster
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Observational Study
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