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Geriatric Psychiatry

Elder Abuse and Neglect

The number of persons affected by elder mistreatment and self-neglect is growing—with consequent increases in morbidity and premature mortality.

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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.

Of all the transferences that emerge in the consultation room, sexual feelings are by far the least talked about and the most challenging for therapists to manage. This author talks about erotic transferences here.

The number of persons affected by elder mistreatment and self-neglect is growing—with consequent increases in morbidity and premature mortality.

This case stresses the importance of identifying cultural issues that arise in mental health clinical encounters.

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