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Psychosis in Older Adults: The Antipsychotic Dilemma

Whitney Carlson,, MD

Harborview Geriatric Psychiatry Services

University of Washington

University of Washington

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Identify the major differential for psychotic symptoms presenting in the geriatric population.
  • Develop an initial treatment plan for targeting the symptoms of psychosis.
  • Discuss the major risks associated with the use of antipsychotics in the geriatric population.

[From the Spring 2013 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series, with funding from the Alzheimer’s Supplement to the Geriatric Education Centers]