Author | Sandra Jacobson, MD

Articles

10 Facts About Geriatric Pharmacotherapy

February 03, 2015

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.

Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry in Geriatrics: Overcoming Challenges and Finding Solutions

October 30, 2014

This article summarizes 5 cases from consultation services at several teaching hospitals. These challenging cases illustrate several points for the consultation/liaison psychiatrist to consider in caring for elderly hospitalized patients.

Effects of Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Changes in the Elderly

January 18, 2013

Drug interactions are more frequent in elderly patients because more medications are taken. In addition, drug interactions may be more serious because of insufficient physiological reserves. When new medications are started or stopped in elderly patients, it is very important to take note of potential interactions with other drugs or foods.

Bipolar Disorder in Later Life

December 01, 2007

Among clinicians and researchers in geriatric psychiatry, interest in late-life bipolar disorder is growing, fueled not only by the increasing size of this clinical population but also by the recent discovery that mood stabilizers such as lithium may influence the pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease.