A retrospective chart review of gabapentin for the treatment of aggressive and agitated behavior in patients with dementias

James W. Hawkins, Jared R. Tinkletiberg, Javaid Sheikh, Carol E. Peyser, Jerome A. Yesavage

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In a 24-patient case series from retrospective chart review, the authors examined the use of gabapentin for the treatment of aggressive and agitated behaviors in nursing home patients with a DSM-IV diagnosis of dementia. On Clinical Global Rating Scale scores, 17 of 22 patients were much or greatly improved; 4 were minimally improved; and only 1 remained unchanged. Two of the 24 patients discontinued use of the medication because of excessive sedation. No other significant side effects were noted in treatment lasting up to 2 years.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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