Article: article from journal or magazin.
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Psychopharmacology in supportive care of cancer: a review for the clinician. IV. Other psychotropic agents
Supportive Care in Cancer
Publication types: Journal Article ; Review - Publication Status: ppublish
Besides benzodiazepine, antidepressant and neuroleptic agents, all of which have established roles in supportive care, other psychotropic drugs deserve consideration in selected conditions affecting patients with advanced cancer. This article briefly reviews relevant aspects of miscellaneous psychotropics available for secondline treatment, including nonbenzodiazepine sedative, hypnotic and anxiolytic drugs, anaesthetic agents, stimulants, and analgesic adjuvants acting on the central nervous system. The proper use of such subsidiary psychotropic agents requires that both their specificities and the particular characteristics of palliative care patients are taken into account.
Anti-Anxiety Agents, Central Nervous System Depressants, Central Nervous System Stimulants, Humans, Neoplasms, Pain, Palliative Care, Psychotropic Drugs, Sleep Disorders
Web of science
Last modification date