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Excerpts from the publisher’s blurb:
What do clinicians need to know to safely and effectively prescribe psychotropic medications to elderly patients?Understanding the complex pharmacological changes that occur with aging is critical to informed prescribing—yet much of today’s practice in geriatric prescribing continues to be based on anecdotal evidence and case report data, instead of on much-needed controlled research studies. Navigating the vast database in geriatric psychopharmacology is a daunting task at best, leaving many clinicians overwhelmed and confused—and opening the door to potentially dangerous consequences for some of our most fragile patients.
Written for residents, fellows, and clinicians in psychiatry and medicine who diagnose and treat psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions that can affect geriatric patients, this clinical reference can be used across all treatment settings for the elderly (inpatient, outpatient, day hospital, consultation, and nursing homes). Geriatric and general psychiatrists, geriatric medical specialists, internists and family practitioners, medical students and residents, and case managers and social workers will all rely on this handy guide for the critical information needed to provide optimal care for our fast-growing population of elderly patients. Read the full blurb.
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