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The Intersection of Geriatric and Forensic Psychiatry
This article reviews a wide array of medicolegal, risk management, regulatory, and forensic mental health issues in the older population, which is growing at an accelerated rate.
Forensic Evaluations: Testamentary Capacity
This article focuses primarily on the issues facing a psychiatrist who has been retained as an expert witness in a will or trust contest involving claims of a lack of capacity.
Challenges of Treating Depression in the Elderly
Comorbid medical symptoms, polypharmacy, and cognitive decline are hallmarks of depression in the fastest growing segment of the population.
Little-known Facts About Eating Disorders in Older Patients
Eating disorders can frequently be unrecognized or masked behind medical conditions, depression, or the natural changes of aging.
Alzheimer Dementia and Sleep Disorders: Issues in Diagnosis and Treatment
Sleep disorders represent a significant problem in patients with Alzheimer disease. Here: assessment strategies and a review of drug and non-drug interventions.
Weight Loss Associated With Cholinesterase Inhibitors in the Elderly
Do cholinesterase inhibitors lead to weight loss in older adults with dementia? Here's a wrap up of a large study of patients in a real-world setting who had newly started these medications.
Identifying Dementia Subtypes With the Clock Drawing Test
The clock drawing test is useful for diagnosing dementia, but can it differentiate Alzheimer disease (AD) from other forms of dementia?
Ethical and Legal Issues in Geriatric Psychiatry
The presence of a psychiatric diagnosis does not necessarily indicate lack of decisional capacity.
ECT for Treatment-Resistant Depression: The State of the Art
For patients with treatment-resistant depression—especially geriatric patients—ECT is a viable treatment option . . . one that should no longer be relegated to the option of last resort.
10 Facts About Geriatric Pharmacotherapy
It is important to monitor and alter psychotropic medications and dosages in older patients as needed. This slideshow serves as quick reference on the effects of pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic changes in the elderly.
Strategies for Bolstering Resilience in Older Adults
An expert talks briefly about interventions that can help bolster resilience and help older people recover quickly from adversity.
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