Geriatric psychopharmacology.

  title={Geriatric psychopharmacology.},
  author={Ronald W. Pies},
  journal={American family physician},
  volume={28 4},
When selecting a psychotropic agent for an elderly patient, the physician must consider such factors as impaired renal and hepatic metabolism, decreased protein-binding of drugs and increased central nervous system sensitivity. Accordingly, compounds should be selected on the basis of their pharmacokinetic and side-effect profiles. High-potency… CONTINUE READING