Geriatric Psychopharmacology: Why Does Age Matter?

Feb 24, 2022 | Medicine, Psychology

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Older adults respond less predictably than younger adults to most medications, typically requiring lower daily doses to achieve desired therapeutic effects and minimize adverse effects and toxicity. This unpredictability is particularly evident among the frail elderly, who are at the upper extreme of the life cycle and often suffer from central neurodegenerative disorders and/or a significant burden of comorbid medical problems.

Taylor & Francis Online > Sunderland, T., Zubenko, G.S.