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Prescribing psychotropic drugs for the elderly

  • Alistair Burns (a1) and Robert Baldwin (a2)
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The pharmacological treatment of the elderly differs from that of younger patients, mainly because of altered pharmacokinetics and the higher proportion of patients with organic disorders. We deal here with dementia, delirium, affective disorder, late-life schizophrenia, sleep disturbance, and rapid tranquillisation.

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  • Alistair Burns (a1) and Robert Baldwin (a2)
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