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Older Patients and the Law

Addressing medicolegal, risk management, regulatory, and forensic mental health issues in the older population. Image ©Lightspring/Shutterstock.

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When agitation and psychosis symptoms are severe, is an antipsychotic medication an option? Not always.

Editors' choices of noteworthy psychiatry stories from around the Web: genetics of schizophrenia, Alzheimer disease, the perils of mixing prescription and over-the-counter medications, new guidelines for treating pain with opioids, and other topics.

Sleep disorders represent a significant problem in patients with Alzheimer disease. Here: assessment strategies and a review of drug and non-drug interventions.

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A paradigm-shifting finding holds the potential to alter how we perceive brain-immune interactions for disorders like schizophrenia and Alzheimer disease. It would enable a more mechanistic approach to the study of the neuroimmunology of these and other disorders.

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Although delusional jealousy was described as an initial symptom in Alois Alzheimer’s first case report, little is known about its clinical features and prognosis in dementia.

New drugs for Alzheimer disease

These two new drugs for Alzheimer disease, presented at AAN 2015, are too good not to review. Here, a 6-slide summary of aducanumab and encenicline studies.

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