Eric J. Lenze, MD




Caution: 7 Medications That May Increase Falls in Your Older Patient

September 26, 2019

Although not a DSM diagnosis, fear of falling is recognized as a common source of functional impairment and distress. The author presents 7 commonly prescribed medication categories that may increase fall risk in older adults.

Psychotropic Drugs and Falls in Older Adults

March 28, 2018

In the elderly, falls are a common and important problem. In the US, fall-related injuries cost approximately $30 billion per year, and about 30% of older adults fall at least once in a given year.

Who Should Care About Geriatric Mental Health? Check the Mirror . . .

August 04, 2010

Who should care about aging? This question is particularly germane in mental health. The articles in this Special Report remind us of the importance of understanding and focusing on the stresses, problems, and treatment-related issues in this population.

Treating Late-Life Anxiety

March 01, 2006

Despite high prevalence and negative consequences of anxiety disorders in later life, this area has received little research attention. A relatively small number of outcome investigations on late-life anxiety have focused on the impact of pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments.