Table 4

Indications for antipsychotic treatment at the start of the study
Treatment of disturbed and restless behavior/sedative n (%) 67 (42.9)
Delusions/hallucinations/paranoia n (%) 16 (10.3)
Treatment of mood/irritability/anxiety, n (%) 14 (9.0)
Treatment of aggression, n (%) 13 (8.3)
Treatment of insomnia, n (%) 12 (7.7)
Treatment of psychosis, n (%) 7 (4.5)
Treatment of confusion, n (%) 3 (1.9)
To combat behavioral disorders/BPSD, n (%) 2 (1.3)
Other indications, n (%) 3 (1.9)
No indication, n (%) 19 (12.2)

Indication at baseline. Number of prescriptions=147, number of persons taking antipsychotics=132. The number of indications (156) is higher since there were sometimes more than one indication per prescription.

Gustafsson et al.

Gustafsson et al. BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 2013 14:10   doi:10.1186/2050-6511-14-10

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