Sunday, February 5, 2023

Tag: geriatric psychiatry

“Seniors” Rant by Don Weitz

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A rant dedicated to all “seniors” in geriatric wards and nursing homes we’re sick     we’re stuck     we’re fucked we’re labelled     we’re libelled “demented”      “incompetent”

New Study Finds Limited Effectiveness for Antidepressants After Stroke

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The researchers found that although antidepressants had a slight short-term effect on reducing the likelihood of depression diagnosis, there was no long-term improvement, nor any improvement in motor functioning.

Warnings About Benzodiazepine Use in the Elderly Go Unheeded

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From Medscape: "Despite years of warnings about the hazards of prescribing benzodiazepines for the elderly, these drugs continue to be used at a higher...

Effort to Tackle Overuse of Antipsychotics in Older Adults Backfires

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A partnership designed to decrease antipsychotic use in elderly patients may have led to increased use of medications with even worse risk/benefit profiles.