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Geriatric Psychiatry Research Update: January 2017

Geriatric Psychiatry

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.

Highlights of 3 recent studies that focus on psychiatric disorders in older adults.

The goal of clinically relevant detection of neuropathological hallmarks may be in sight.

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.


“Doctor, will you prescribe medical marijuana for my mother? I think it might help her agitation better than the medication you gave her last visit.”


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.


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