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Psychostimulants for Older Adults

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Psychostimulants for Older Adults

Post  Admin on Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:28 pm

Psychostimulants for older adults
Current Psychiatry: Vol. 11, No. 01 / January 2012

John D. Franzen, MD
Fourth-Year Psychiatry Resident, Department of Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Prasad R. Padala, MD, MS, FACHE
Associate Director for Clinical Programs, VISN 16/CAVHS Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR

Martin W. Wetzel, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

William J. Burke, MD
Anna O. Stake Professor of Psychiatry, Vice Chair of Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE


Psychostimulants are recognized for their role in managing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but also have found a treatment niche in conditions such as apathy, fatigue, and depression.

Topics discussed in the article includes:
• Role of Stimulants in Apathy in older pt (topic discussed with case presentation).
• Role of Stimulants in ADHD in older pt (topic discussed with case presentation).
• Role of Stimulants in Depression, Fatigue & Fall risk.
• Stimulants Safety Concerns
• Psychostimulants: Prescribing limitations

Read this article published in Current Psychiatry:
http://www.currentpsychiatry.com/article_pages.asp?aid=10135


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