Anxiety in the elderly: treatment strategies.

  • Carl Salzman
  • Published 1990 in The Journal of clinical psychiatry


Anxiety in the elderly is often mixed with depression, and successful antidepressant treatment will often also eliminate the anxiety. For specific symptoms of generalized anxiety, benzodiazepines are important therapeutic agents. Selection of an appropriate benzodiazepine is guided by pharmacokinetic properties of individual drugs. Long half-life… (More)


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@article{Salzman1990AnxietyIT, title={Anxiety in the elderly: treatment strategies.}, author={Carl Salzman}, journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry}, year={1990}, volume={51 Suppl}, pages={18-21; discussion 29-32} }