Geriatric psychopharmacology

Geriatric psychiatry, also called as, psychogeriatrics is a branch of psychology that deals with prevention and treatment of mental illness in elderly people. Psychotropic therapeutic such as anti-depressants are commonly administered to older people to manage behavior and treat mental illness. These drugs are known to have potential adverse side effects on elderly as they are more sensitive to both the therapeutic and toxic effects of the drugs than young people. This necessitates lower doses and longer dosage intervals. It holds true for the treatment of 5 major types of psychiatric illness namely bipolar disorder depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders and dementia. The diagnosis, treatment and management of dementia and depression are two areas of this field. Psychopharmacotherapy must take into account the effects of age-related changes in the structure and function of the brain and various organs.

  • Positive Psychiatry, Resilience, and Aging
  • palliative care
  • Geriatric OCD and treatment
  • Hallucinations

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