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The Four Categories of Elder Abuse: Evaluation Approaches
This article reviews the different categories of elder abuse, emphasizing the role and requirements for psychiatrists, with a focus on financial elder abuse.
Consent in Psychiatric Emergencies: What Clinicians Need to Know
It is important to recognize and document the abilities and deficits of a patient in order to determine capacity.
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.
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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