geropsych pearls

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These tidbits are offered for clinicians that find themselves struggling to care for geriatric patients.  They are offered with the assumption that you already know how to treat psychiatric disorders, but desire tips to adjust your current prescribing practices for an older frail population.


clinical pearls to help you manage your geriatric peeps

DIAGNOSES


Psychiatric disorders  

Anxiety

Depression

ADHD (really? in geriatrics?  Yes indeedy, pumpkin seedy!)

Delusional disorder

Sleep

Managing geropsych peeps in the ED


Cognitive disorders

First, is it a dementia?

Alzheimer's disease

Major vascular neurocognitive disorder

Frontal lobe dementias 

Delirium

Managing neuropsychiatric symptoms


Medication Tidbits
Antidepressants
Antipsychotics

Sleepers

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If these pearls are helpful, then use them.


Standard disclaimer applies. You must use your own brain.




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