Treatment of delirium with ramelteon: initial experience in three patients

General Hospital Psychiatry, 06/07/2011

Kimura R et al. – Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale scores improved after treatment with ramelteon in all cases. These cases suggest that ramelteon may be beneficial in the treatment of delirium. Randomized controlled studies are needed to confirm the therapeutic benefits.

Methods

  • Three patients were prescribed ramelteon for delirium.
  • The severity of the delirium was assessed using the Japanese version of the Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale.

Results

  • Memorial Delirium Assessment Scale scores improved after treatment with ramelteon in all cases.

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