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AG97-624D - Psychophocotherapy in the Ageing and Elderly Mentally Retarded
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Author: Kenneth Day, M.D., Medical Director, Department of Psychiatry, Northgate Hospital, Morpeth, Northumberland, UK

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All forms of psychiatric disorder including behavior problems are occuring in the aging and elderly mentally retarded. Psychopharmacotherapy is the major treatment intervention in many cases and a valuable adjunct in others. Success depends upon accurate diagnosis, careful drug selection, a systematic approach to prescribing and careful monitoring. The reported high incidence of over prescribing with tranquillizing medication requires attention.

Produced in 1997