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Integrative Geriatric Psychiatry 

Integrative Geriatric Psychiatry
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Integrative Geriatric Psychiatry
Author(s):

Ronald Glick

, Marie Anne Gebara

, and Eric Lenze

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190466268.003.0019
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date: 14 October 2019

Psychiatric disorders, most prominently anxiety disorders and depression, are common among older adults and are associated with significant morbidity and impact on quality of life. Standard approaches, including pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy, are helpful for many patients, but treatment resistance and incomplete response are common. Complementary and integrative approaches have the potential to augment the response to traditional treatments. This chapter provides a background on the evaluation and management of these disorders. Treatment considerations focus on mind–body and biological approaches, with the latter including the informed use of nutritional supplements and two whole-systems approaches.

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