Archives for Geriatric Psychiatry

Aging

Benzodiazepines, Opioids, and Alcohol: A Dangerous Mix

A new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has found that the risk of severe adverse outcomes associated with benzodiazepines is sharply increased when those medications are combined with opioid pain relievers and/or alcohol. The report, Benzodiazepines in Combination...
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Can Your Older Patient Drive Safely?

Approximately 22 million older adults (78%) have valid drivers’ licenses, and the number will grow until 2029 as the baby boomer generation This dramatic change in demographics will be reflected in the driving population, so there will be a greater need for cost-effective...
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