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Letters Pain and agitation in dementia

What is this thing called agitation?

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 23 August 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5051
  1. Rupert McShane, coordinating editor1
  1. 1Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group, Oxford, UK
  1. rupert.mcshane{at}

Husebo and colleagues present their study of the effect of analgesia on agitation as part of the important drive to reduce prescription of antipsychotics to nursing home patients with dementia.1 However, …

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