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Geriatric Psychiatry Research Update: January 2017

Geriatric Psychiatry

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There is no magic pill or fountain of youth that can build a better older brain, but there are several key strategies.

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

Three new studies offer insights into psychiatric disorders in the elderly.

For up to 60% of patients with bipolar disorder, simply treating their mood symptoms is not enough to help them return to a full life.

John Hinckley's release after a 35-year stint in a psychiatric facility, legalized heroin, older patients facing depression alone. These stories and more in this month's roundup.

There is a paucity of information on complementary and integrative therapies, especially when they pertain to the topic of mental health and aging. But that's all changed.

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