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Geriatric Psychiatry Research Update: January 2017

Cognitive Disorders

Cognitive problems have historically been the last to be recognized and treated. The Psychiatric Times Special Report on Cognitive Disorders turns the tables on that notion.

Functional remediation therapy addresses the cognitive problems of the nearly 50% of patients who remain impaired even when euthymic.

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What effects do illness and treatment have on cognition? Here's a deep dive.

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Functional mood stability can be attained with lithium therapy, but guidelines on how to get there have become increasingly sophisticated.

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Personal enhancements (eg, cosmetic surgery) have gained societal acceptance, but cognitive enhancement poses significant ethical, philosophical, and sociopolitical issues.

The co-occurrence of depression and cognitive impairment doubles every 5 years after the age of 70. Here we present a list of elements in a comprehensive and extended evaluation of depression in the elderly.

Older adults seem willing to take a hypothetical predictive test—and plan accordingly.

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