Agitation in cognitive disorders:International Psychogeriatric Association provisional consensus clinical and research definition

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Cummings, Jeffrey ; Mintzer, Jacobo ; Brodaty, Henry ; Sano, Mary ; Banerjee, Sube ; Devanand, D. P. ; Gauthier, Serge ; Howard, Robert ; Lanctôt, Krista ; Lyketsos, Constantine G. ; Peskind, Elaine ; Porsteinsson, Anton P. ; Reich, Edgardo ; Sampaio, Cristina ; Steffens, David ; Wortmann, Marc ; Zhong, Kate (2015)
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Journal: volume 27, issue 1, pages 7-17 (issn: 1041-6102, eissn: 1741-203X)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1017/S1041610214001963, pmc: PMC4301197
  • Subject: Food and Drug Administration | Alzheimer's disease | Clinical Psychology | Research Article | aggression | Gerontology | Geriatrics and Gerontology | Psychiatry and Mental health | Alzheimer’s disease | agitation | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2717 | epidemiology | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2738 | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3200/3203 | /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2900/2909 | cognitive impairment | clinical trials | intervention | R1 | International Psychogeriatric Association

Background: Agitation is common across neuropsychiatric disorders and contributes to disability, institutionalization, and diminished quality of life for patients and their caregivers. There is no consensus definition of agitation and no widespread agreement on what ele... View more
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