Different Strokes: How to Spot and Treat Poststroke DepressionMay 20th 2021
Available evidence indicates that there are a multitude of neuropsychiatric syndromes that occur after a stroke. Cognitive impairment occurs in approximately one-third of patients. These neuropsychiatric manifestations often impede the recovery of motor functioning, reduce social functioning, and decrease the overall quality of life.
8 Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and Treatments of Huntington DiseaseMarch 25th 2021
In approximately half of patients with Huntington disease, symptoms of depression, irritability/aggression, executive dysfunction, psychosis, cognitive decline, and dementia present long before progressive motor symptoms.
5 Steps to Improve Outcomes in Substance Abuse in Older PatientsAugust 3rd 2020
Addiction among older adults is associated with worse medical outcomes and increased economic burden of care. The long-term use of psychoactive substances can result in adverse neurological outcomes even at therapeutic doses.
Parkinson disease psychosis is associated with worsening quality of life, greater caregiver distress, higher rates of institutionalization, increased mortality, and greater health care costs. The authors explore medical, psychosocial, and psychological factors associated with PD psychosis.
Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of DementiaMarch 20th 2020
BPSD is associated with worse outcomes for patients with dementia. Management is not standardized, but protocols generally involve the treatment of underlying symptoms followed by the use of nonpharmacological management techniques and evidence-based pharmacotherapy for refractory BPSD.