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Réflexions sur l'usage des psychotropes chez la personne très âgée

Published in Revue Médicale Suisse. 2008, vol. 4, no. 178, p. 2405-2411
Abstract The management of psychotropic drugs is a daily preoccupation for geriatric psychiatrists and geriatricians alike. The lack of controlled clinical trials in very old patients (over 80 years old) often leads to empirical therapy. The multiple somatic co-morbidities of old patients, the high prevalence of potential drug-drug interactions and a wish to implement an increasingly patient centered approach all influence psychotropic drug prescription which tends to be simplified and individualized. This review is an attempt to depict the general principles and precautions we, as in-hospital geriatricians, geriatric clinical pharmacologists and geriatric psychiatrists in Geneva, Switzerland, have found helpful after many years of interaction with elderly patients and their families, and shared responsibility for the care of these very frail patients.
Keywords Aged, 80 and overAnti-Anxiety Agents/therapeutic useAntidepressive Agents/therapeutic useAntipsychotic Agents/therapeutic useChronic DiseaseDrug InteractionsFrail ElderlyHumansPolypharmacyPsychotropic Drugs/therapeutic use
PMID: 19051628
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HILLERET, Henriette et al. Réflexions sur l'usage des psychotropes chez la personne très âgée. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2008, vol. 4, n° 178, p. 2405-2411. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:86842

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