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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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Psychopharmacology in older people

Craig W. Ritchie.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 6215 words.

It is well recognised that older people are particularly sensitive to psychotropic medication. In general, pharmacological interventions in the elderly pose specific problems due to the...

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Crime, mental illness, and older people

Graeme Yorston.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 11090 words.

Though older people are less commonly the victims of crime than younger people, they fear the consequences of crime more, and are particularly vulnerable to certain types of crime. There...

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Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics in Late Life

Kristin L. Bigos, Robert R. Bies and Bruce G. Pollock.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 12248 words.

Older patients are the major recipients of drugs, however most research during drug development is conducted in healthy younger adults. Adverse drug events are common in older adults, but...

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Sex Differences in Late-Life Substance-Use Disorders

Elizabeth Evans and Maria A. Sullivan.

in Addiction in the Older Patient

August 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Addiction Medicine; Old Age Psychiatry. 9760 words.

Older women may be particularly vulnerable to substance abuse with their increased exposure to prescription drugs and a tendency to develop addiction and medical consequences of substance...

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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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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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