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Andrew Wood

Department of Drug Discovery, University of Connecticut, Farmington, Belgium


  • Mini Review   
    Drug Related Issues in Geriatric Psychiatry
    Author(s): Andrew Wood*

    Due to multi morbidity, frequent exposure to poly pharmacy, impairment of organ functions (especially liver and kidney) and age-related changes in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of several drugs (such as increased benzodiazepine sensitivity), the European Medicines Agency and the International Conference on Harmonization consider the elderly to be a special population. A large German registry study showed that people with severe mental illness are suffering more frequently from somatic comorbidities and display a higher mortality rate than people without severe mental illness, leading to a reduction in life expectancy of up to 12.3 years. Elderly psychiatric patients must therefore be regarded as a particularly vulnerable population that deserves special care and attention. The purpose of the present study was to determine the frequency and character.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/2277-1506.2023.12.392

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