This article provides a brief overview of the psychiatric syndromes most common in the elderly patient, as well as those most frequently accompanying neurologic disease. Diagnosis, work up, and treatment of depressive, psychotic, and anxiety disorders are also reviewed. This article is directed toward the practicing neurologist, with an emphasis on detection and treatment. Special attention is paid to psychiatric syndromes that accompany Parkinson's disease, stroke, and dementia. A brief review of the most common psychopharmacological agents is included as well.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology