What is the best pharmaceutical to treat anxiety among institutionalized elderly?
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What is the best pharmaceutical to treat anxiety among institutionalized elderly? Start with antidepressant-class medications. For institutionalized elderly patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), medications such a antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and antipsychotics are likely all effective (SOR: B, extrapolated from a systematic review of RCTs and RCT of community dwelling older patients). However, guidelines recommend against the use benzodiazepines and antipsychotics in the elderly due to risks of adverse effects.
Evidence-based practice 18, no. 01 (2015): 14