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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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The Aging Physician and Other Professionals

Marilyn Price and Donald J. Meyer.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 5427 words.

Capacity to practice ones’ profession safely and effectively may become an issue as physicians or other professionals age. While this chapter will focus primarily on the psychiatric...

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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 and Counseling of Older Drivers

Thomas M. Meuser and David B. Carr.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 4223 words.

Driving a motor vehicle is an important instrumental activity of daily living and thus a target for health-related assessment and assistance. Most older drivers self-regulate in response to...

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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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Behavioral Neurological Aspects Involving the Elderly and the Law

Robert P. Granacher.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 5595 words.

Behavioral neurology has classically encompassed deficit disorders (those with negative symptoms), such as the aphasias, the amnesias, the agnosias, and the apraxias. The focus of this...

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Benzodiazepines and Other Sedative-Hypnotics in the Older Adult

Arthur Robin Williams and Olivera J. Bogunovic.

in Addiction in the Older Patient

August 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine; Old Age Psychiatry. 4806 words.

Sedative-hypnotic-use disorder is a serious problem in the elderly and is a growing concern in the United States. The American Geriatrics Society’s “Choosing Wisely” initiative cautions...

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Bereavement and Complicated Grief in Older Adults

M. Katherine Shear, Angela Ghesquiere and Michael Katzke.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 10734 words.

Bereavement is one of the most common experiences of aging. Losing a loved one at any age is widely understood as one of life’s most painful and disruptive experiences. About 75% of the 2.5...

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Bidirectional Relationships Between Sleep, Insomnia, and Depression

Chiara Baglioni, Mathias Berger and Dieter Riemann.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 8388 words.

The close relationship between sleep disturbances and depression has been known for a long time. The existing database shows that a combination of disturbances in sleep continuity, sleep...

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Biological aspects of human ageing

Doug Gray, Carole Proctor and Tom Kirkwood.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 10948 words.

At the molecular and cellular levels human ageing is characterized by the accumulation of unrepaired random damage, and an accompanying loss of function. A major source of damage is...

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Bipolar Disorder

Robert C. Young and Nahla A. Mahgoub.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 16350 words.

Older adults with bipolar (BP) disorder present a heterogeneous group of patients who have diverse clinical characteristics and comorbidities, and presumably differing pathophysiology and...

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Brain stimulation therapies

Daniel W. O’Connor and Chris Plakiotis.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 13025 words.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and deep brain stimulation (DBS) all entail the delivery of electrical impulses to the brain with the aim of...

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Brief Interventions for Substance-Use Disorder in Older Patients

Roland C. Merchant and Francesca L. Beaudoin.

in Addiction in the Older Patient

August 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine; Old Age Psychiatry. 11809 words.

Substance-misuse brief interventions for older adults are structured interventions of relative brevity, although the purpose, number, and frequency of the intervention sessions can vary....

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