Valproate preparations for agitation in dementia

Sarah F. Baillon, Usha Narayana, Jay S. Luxenberg, Andrew V. Clifton
2019 BJ Psych Advances  
Agitation has been reported in up to 90% of people with dementia. Agitation in people with dementia worsens carer burden, increases the risk of injury, and adds to the need for institutionalisation. Valproate preparations have been used in an attempt to control agitation in dementia, but their safety and efficacy have been questioned.
doi:10.1192/bja.2019.9 fatcat:r2ckv32ptbea5jz3kvsn6kidxe