The latest news in geriatric psychiatry covers olfactory deficits in cognitively impaired patients, a smartphone app for older adults with serious mental illness, and adjunctive ketamine for late-life depression.
When clinicians work without ready access to a security team or environmental safety protocols, early recognition is crucial to preventing or avoiding those rare occasions when behavior problems escalate.
Most depressed people acknowledge impaired concentration and other related symptoms—but skilled clinicians can distinguish between non-melancholic depression and melancholia. How? They ask the right questions.