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Geriatric Psychiatry

Cognitive Disorders in Older Patients

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

Geriatric Psychiatry

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.

Depression can be accompanied by cognitive symptoms, but the nature of the relationship between these symptom categories is multifaceted.

When treating psychosis, dementia, addiction, and other psychiatric illnesses in older patients, clinicians must be prepared for a multitude of scenarios.

Therapeutic techniques can enhance psychological resilience and may help patients improve their quality of life. Here's how.


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