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Consensus statement on the upcoming crisis in geriatric mental health: research agenda for the next 2 decades.
It is anticipated that the number of people older than 65 years with psychiatric disorders in the United States will increase from about 4 million in 1970 to15 million in 2030. The current healthExpand
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The future of mental health care: peer-to-peer support and social media
Aims: People with serious mental illness are increasingly turning to popular social media, including Facebook, Twitter or YouTube, to share their illness experiences or seek advice from others withExpand
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Suicidal and death ideation in older primary care patients with depression, anxiety, and at-risk alcohol use.
The authors identified correlates of active suicidal ideation and passive death ideation in older primary care patients with depression, anxiety, and at-risk alcohol use. Participants included 2,240Expand
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The underside of the silver tsunami--older adults and mental health care.
By 2030, the United States will have less than one geriatric psychiatrist per 6000 older adults with mental health or substance-use disorders. Perhaps innovations in other types of workforceExpand
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Sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity and mortality in older adults: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III
Background:Sarcopenia is defined as the loss of skeletal muscle mass and quality, which accelerates with aging and is associated with functional decline. Rising obesity prevalence has led to aExpand
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Evidence-based practices in geriatric mental health care.
The past decade has seen dramatic growth in research on treatments for the psychiatric problems of older adults. An emerging evidence base supports the efficacy of geriatric mental healthExpand
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A Pilot Evaluation of the In SHAPE Individualized Health Promotion Intervention for Adults with Mental Illness
This pilot study examined whether participation in the individualized, community-integrated In SHAPE health promotion program would result in improved physical activity and dietary behaviors, healthExpand
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Recent trends in antipsychotic combination therapy of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: implications for state mental health policy.
Little is known about antipsychotic combination therapy, although this practice is becoming increasingly common in the treatment of schizophrenia. Medicaid pharmaceutical claims for a cohort of 836Expand
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Caring for the Whole Person: Integrated Health Care for Older Adults with Severe Mental Illness and Medical Comorbidity
  • S. Bartels
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • 1 December 2004
Schizophrenia is associated with a 20% shorter life span than for the general population 1 and high rates of chronic medical illnesses, including diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension, heart disease,Expand
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Activating older adults with serious mental illness for collaborative primary care visits.
OBJECTIVE Persons with serious mental illness frequently receive inadequate medical care and are more likely to experience difficulty navigating the health care system compared with the generalExpand
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