Some of the non pharmacological interventions for symptom management at the end of life were previously discussed in the section entitled applying a knowledge of pathophysiology to non pharmacological comfort palliative care interventions some of the other physical symptom management intervention will be discussed now according to body.

The main criteria assessed in pharmacological and non pharmacological trials are function quality of life pain depression anxiety and fatigue all of these are subjective symptoms assessed by questionnaire and are rated by the patient or the clinician.

1 5 pharmacological interventions for dementia depression and anxiety aggression and psychotic symptoms in people with moderate to severe alzheimers dementia and vascular dementia when non pharmacological treatments have failed and when there is a risk of harm to self or others.

This guideline covers recognising assessing and treating post traumatic stress disorder ptsd in children young people and adults it aims to improve quality of life by reducing symptoms of ptsd such as anxiety sleep problems and difficulties with concentration.

Establishing an evidence base for the effectiveness of non pharmacological treatments and educating clinicians on their use could help reduce inappropriate use of antipsychotics in patients with dementia many non pharmacologic interventions have been identified for managing agitation and or aggression in dementia.

Anxiety it is not uncommon for a person experiencing depression to also have anxiety and vice versa a disorder that affects 40 million adults in the u s or 18 1 percent of the population every year anxiety disorders develop from a multitude of factors including genetics brain chemistry and life events and while it is a highly treatable illness only 36 9 percent of.

Analgesic pharmacological medications are broadly categorized as opioid analgesics and non opioid analgesics they can also be categorized as adjuvant medications and primary analgesic medications opioids are narcotics they are used for moderate to severe pain non opioids are non narcotic analgesics that are used to treat mild pain and they.

The intervention can be physical psychological or pharmacological it may be like a confrontation with those who are restraint for help or who have self destructive issues not all methods are suitable for every person there are several different therapeutic interventions and each person and their problems may require a different approach.