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Consensus statement on the upcoming crisis in geriatric mental health: research agenda for the next 2 decades.
TLDR
The formulation of a 15- to 25-year plan for research on mental disorders in elderly persons should include studies of prevention, translation of findings from bench to bedside, large-scale intervention trials with meaningful outcome measures, and health services research.
The future of mental health care: peer-to-peer support and social media
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A conceptual model is proposed to illustrate how online peer-to-peer connections may afford opportunities for individuals with serious mental illness to challenge stigma, increase consumer activation and access online interventions for mental and physical wellbeing.
Suicidal and death ideation in older primary care patients with depression, anxiety, and at-risk alcohol use.
TLDR
Targeted assessment and preventive services should be emphasized for geriatric outpatients with co-occurring depression and anxiety, social isolation, younger age, and Asian or Caucasian race.
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 workforce
A Pilot Evaluation of the In SHAPE Individualized Health Promotion Intervention for Adults with Mental Illness
TLDR
The feasibility and potential effectiveness of the In SHAPE program, which consisted of exercise and dietary modification, and its effectiveness compared with usual care and alternative approaches to enhancing fitness are demonstrated.
Sarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity and mortality in older adults: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III
TLDR
Older women with sarcopenia have an increased all-cause mortality risk independent of obesity, and this group is a high-risk group with both disorders.
Recent trends in antipsychotic combination therapy of schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: implications for state mental health policy.
TLDR
The proportion of individuals with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder treated with atypical antipsychotics grew from 43 percent in 1995 to 70 percent in 1999, and the increase in multiple agent therapy appears to be broad-based.
Caring for the Whole Person: Integrated Health Care for Older Adults with Severe Mental Illness and Medical Comorbidity
  • S. Bartels
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
  • 1 December 2004
TLDR
An overview of selected research findings on the prevalence and causes of medical comorbidity in schizophrenia and other SMIs, current challenges to providing quality health care, and suggested directions for integrated models of care for the older person with a SMI are provided.
Clinically significant improved fitness and weight loss among overweight persons with serious mental illness.
TLDR
Although the intervention showed promise in improving fitness, optimizing weight loss may require additional intensive, multicomponent dietary interventions.
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