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Jurnal Psikiatri Surabaya

ISSN 2355-2409

Vol. 1 / No. 1 / Published : 2012-05

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Original Article :

Neurobiology aspect of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (bpsd)

Author :

  1. Siti Khairiah*1
  2. Hendy M Margono*2
  1. Dokter, peserta PPDS I Ilmu kedokteran Jiwa FK UNAIR/RSUD Dr. Soetomo
  2. Psikiater Konsultan, Guru Besar, Staf pengajar pada Departemen/SMF Psikiatri FK Unair/RSUD Dr. Soetomo Surabaya

Abstract :

An increasing the number of the elderly population have an impact too on the increase in neuropsychiatric disorders in the elderly. Until now it remains one of dementia disorders in the elderly is greatly feared. Psychiatric aspects are very important to consider in a comprehensive order management and sustainable is the presence of behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia / BPSD. Symptoms include behavioral disinhibition, agitation, wandering, catastrophic reactions, complain, interference, and negativism, while psychological symptoms consist of mood symptoms (depression, apathy, anxiety), psychotic symptoms (delusions, hallucinations, misidentification), and personality changes. One of the etiology of BPSD is neurobiology aspect, where there is a change in neuropathology in the brain and changes in neurotransmitters (serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine, GABA, acetylcholine, glutamate, and neuropeptides) that can cause the appearance of symptoms of BPSD.

Keyword :

Dementia, Behavioral Symptoms, Psychological Symptoms, Neurobiology,

References :

  1. Ames D et al, (0000). Guide to the Psychiatry of Old Age, p.49-55.. :
  2. Kaufman DM, (0000). . :
  3. Asosiasi Alzheimer Indonesia, (0000). . :


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