Author | Louis A. Trevisan, MD

Articles

Update on Geriatric Depression and Anxiety

June 02, 2015

Many older adults experience loneliness, profound psychosocial changes, and loss. Screening, recognition, and treatment of mood disorders in late life significantly decrease morbidity associated with many problems encountered by the elderly.

Substance Abuse by “Mature” Adults

January 15, 2015

Is your older patient using or abusing drugs or alcohol? This video reviews how general psychiatrists can provide effective intervention when a substance abuse problem is identified.

Special Populations in Addiction Psychiatry: The Elderly and Women

December 05, 2014

Medication misuse and alcohol abuse are a huge problem in the US, and women and the elderly are not exempt. In this Q&A, an expert touches on the epidemiology, recognition, assessment, and treatment of substance use disorder in these two populations.

Brave New Directions in Alcohol Use Disorders: An Overview

June 30, 2014

An overview of special coverage on advances in the treatment of alcohol use disorders.

Elderly Alcohol Use Disorders: Epidemiology, Screening, and Assessment Issues

May 09, 2014

Alcohol misuse in older adults is often underdiagnosed in medical practice. This age group is rapidly moving into the treatment realm of the practicing general, geriatric, and addiction psychiatrist.

Baby Boomers and Substance Abuse

July 01, 2008

The leading edge of the baby boom generation is rapidly moving into the treatment realm of geriatric psychiatry. As a cohort, baby boomers experimented more with alcohol and illicit drugs than did previous generations.