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Introduction: The Challenges of Treating Older Adults
With more and more baby boomers turning 65 every day, there will be an enormous increase in elderly patients needing psychiatric care over the next 20 years.
Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry in Geriatrics: Overcoming Challenges and Finding Solutions
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.
Managing Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia in the Era of Black Box Warnings
An in-depth look into the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.
Hoarding in Late Life: Implications for Clinicians
DSM-5 criteria for hoarding disorder necessitate that the hoarding behaviors cause clinically significant impairment in the patient’s ability to function.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Late-Life Depression
Clinicians will likely encounter increasing numbers of older adults with late-life depression. Advances in our understanding of the neurobiology can help inform diagnosis and prognosis.
Factors That Predispose Patients to Treatment-Resistant Depression
What to do once treatment-resistant depression is established based on risk factors and exclusion of other conditions? Insights here—and a treatment algorithm.
Management of Treatment-Refractory Schizophrenia
Because cognitive and negative symptoms have the greatest impact on overall recovery, interdisciplinary strategies that target these symptoms are necessary. This article offers details.
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