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Frontotemporal Dementia


Treatment of FTD is aimed at controlling symptoms pharmacologically. Most of the drugs used were already approved medications, usually used for Parkinson's disease, AD, or depression. Attempts to use levodopa, selegiline, fluoxetine, or similar drugs have not altered the course significantly but may help restless, compulsive, or apathetic behavior. Until proper randomized clinical trials are carried out, these drugs can not be considered efficacious, especially considering the variability and the relatively long clinical course of FTD.



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