Substance use disorders in a geriatric psychiatry outpatient clinic: prevalence and epidemiologic characteristics.

@article{Holroyd1997SubstanceUD,
  title={Substance use disorders in a geriatric psychiatry outpatient clinic: prevalence and epidemiologic characteristics.},
  author={Suzanne Holroyd and J J Duryee},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={1997},
  volume={185 10},
  pages={
          627-32
        }
}
This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of substance use disorders in a geriatric psychiatry outpatient clinic. The overall prevalence for any substance use disorder was 20% (N = 28). The prevalence of benzodiazepine dependence was 11.4% (N = 16); the prevalence of alcohol dependence was 8.6% (N = 12); and the prevalence of prescription narcotic dependence was 1.4% (N = 2). These findings suggest that substance use disorders in the geriatric psychiatry outpatient population exist… CONTINUE READING
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