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Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging
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.
Treatment Options in Late-Life Treatment-Resistant Depression
This article sheds light on the strengths and weaknesses of various approaches to TRD management in adults 60 years and older.
Identifying Mild Neurocognitive Disorder in Older Patients
Depression can be accompanied by cognitive symptoms, but the nature of the relationship between these symptom categories is multifaceted.
Treatment Challenges of Late Life Psychosis
When treating psychosis, dementia, addiction, and other psychiatric illnesses in older patients, clinicians must be prepared for a multitude of scenarios.
All to Do About Aging!
Therapeutic techniques can enhance psychological resilience and may help patients improve their quality of life. Here's how.
New Treatment Guidelines for Antipsychotic Use in Dementia
When agitation and psychosis symptoms are severe, is an antipsychotic medication an option? Not always.
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, and 22q Deletion Syndrome
With aging, a multitude of medical conditions can occur and/or existing conditions can be exacerbated, contributing causally to or amplifying neuropsychiatric comorbidities.
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.
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.
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.
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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