In Brief

Note From the Editor-in-Chief

Topics: Agitation | Anticholinergics | Cognitive functioning | Dementia | Geriatrics | Psychotherapy

One of the most challenging aspects of hospital psychiatry is the management of acute psychotic agitation. Sometimes we have little choice but to administer sedating medications to a combative patient who is putting others at risk of injury. Which medications work most quickly, safely, and effectively? Dr. Carlat and I combed through the literature to n

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