Palliative Care in Older Adults: The Psychiatrist’s Role Rather than striving to halt, delay, or reverse disease progression or provide a cure, the goal of palliative care is to prevent and relieve suffering and to improve quality of life for people facing a serious, complex illness.
Teamwork: Collaborative Approach for Behavioral Problems in Patients With Dementia As the population of the United States ages, dementia and all its sequelae are becoming an ever-growing challenge for health care systems. In the United States, 5.3 million people have dementia, and by 2050 it is estimated that 14 million people will be afflicted.1-3 Unfortunately, in 90% of those patients with dementia, behavioral problems will develop that will need to be addressed.4
Cultural and Ethnic Issues in Psychopharmacology Since the inception of the modern era of psychopharmacology, psychotropics have been the mainstay of the care of psychiatric patients all over the world, irrespective of their cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Familial Influences on Adolescent Substance Use Substance use disorders (SUDs) are associated with significant morbidity and mortality that affects individuals and their families. Problems with substance use most often emerge during adolescence and young adulthood.