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Abuse of Opioids and Prescription Medications

Isis Burgos-Chapman, Louis A. Trevisan and Kevin Sevarino.

in Addiction in the Older Patient

August 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine; Old Age Psychiatry. 15054 words.

This chapter reviews an under-recognized aspect of geriatrics. The elderly population is growing in number, as is the proportion of aging baby-boomers at high risk for pain medication...

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Addiction in the Older Patient

Edited by Maria Sullivan and Frances Levin.

August 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine; Old Age Psychiatry. 320 pages.

Addictive disorders in older adults are underdiagnosed and undertreated. An important reason for this lack of recognition of a serious health problem is a paucity of clinical knowledge...

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Aging Changes and Pharmacotherapy Principles

Tanya Fabian.

in Geriatric Psychiatry

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 5821 words.

Chapter 4 provides an overview of the physiological changes that occur with aging and the impact of these changes on pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and discusses the increased risk...

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Alcohol and Older Adults

Anna Terajewicz LaRose and John Renner.

in Addiction in the Older Patient

August 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine; Old Age Psychiatry. 14411 words.

This chapter reviews the prevalence, health risks, and treatment of alcohol use in older adults. We consider epidemiological data showing that a significant proportion of older adults who...

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Alcohol and substance abuse in older people

Henry O’Connell and Brian Lawlor.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 18655 words.

This chapter highlights the importance of alcohol use disorders (AUDs), inappropriate medication use (IMU) and use of illicit drugs in older people. Such problems are associated with...

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Alzheimer’s disease

John-Paul Taylor and Alan Thomas.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 25782 words.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a well recognised clinicopathological entity and the most common cause of dementia. This chapter critiques the several sets of newly proposed criteria for making...

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Anxiety and behaviour disorders

Terry Robinson and Jane E. Scullion.

in Old Age Psychiatry

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 4724 words.

Anxiety presentations - The main anxiety disorders - Somatoform disorders and somatization - Drug treatments for anxiety disorders - Non-drug treatment for anxiety disorders - Alcohol in older...

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Anxiety disorders in older people

Gerard Byrne.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 13625 words.

Anxiety symptoms and anxiety disorders are highly prevalent among older people, including among those with physical frailty and cognitive impairment. Clinicians are advised to consider the...

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Anxious Depression

Andrew J. Petkus, Eric J. Lenze and Julie Loebach Wetherell.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 12418 words.

The majority of depressed older adults also suffer from clinically significant symptoms of anxiety. In this chapter we describe the prevalence rates of co-occurring depression and anxiety...

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Assessment in the Older Patient

Rahul Rao and Ilana Crome.

in Addiction in the Older Patient

August 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine; Old Age Psychiatry. 12620 words.

Increased longevity and progressive increases in substance use in older people require clinicians to be proficient in assessing substance misuse in this age group. Assessment requires...

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