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Geriatric Psychiatry

Capacity and Informed Consent

A practical framework that can guide psychiatrists through solving problems of capacity and informed consent.

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Geriatric Psychiatry

There is no worse death than a hospital death. This requires preparation and preparation requires recognizing that dying is a necessary, and indeed desirable, part of life.

Therapeutic lying, a concept that is currently seeping into the medical literature, is the practice of deliberately deceiving patients for reasons considered in their best interest.

Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Stroke: Issues and Implications for Clinicians

This review focuses on post-stroke depression, apathy, anxiety, and PTSD, because these disorders occur and have been studied most frequently.

The potential of TMS as a treatment for cognitive disorders, fatigue, pain, and other manifestations of brain disease is discussed, as is the encouraging prospect for neuropsychiatric management of many patients.

When hoarding disorder is suspected, it is important to assess for other psychiatric disorders that may affect the presentation and treatment of symptoms. Find out more in this quiz.

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.

Elderly patients represent approximately what percentage of the population with bipolar disorder? Take the quiz and learn more.

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