Psychotropic therapy: Special concerns in the elderly

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Abstract

Age, disease, and concomitant use of other drugs can increase the risks associated with the prescription of psychotropics for older patients. But there are also significant benefits, because many symptoms of depression and psychosis respond to aggressive medical therapy. Knowledge of a drug's pharmacokinetics is helpful, but the patient's response is the gold standard of therapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-105
Number of pages11
JournalHospital Practice
Volume21
Issue number10
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

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