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Published Monday, September 1, 1997
Adopted by the AAGP Board of Directors, September 1997 Position: Although Alzheimer's disease (AD) is currently incurable, effective treatments are available for much of the psychiatric morbidity that is commonly associated with the clinical course of AD and other dementias. Treatment of psychiatric morbidity is medically necessary to alleviate patient more»
Published Monday, September 1, 1997
Adopted by the AAGP Board of Directors, September 1997 Position 1: Optimal quality of medical care for geriatric patients requires access to the safest and most efficacious drugs for treatment of psychiatric disorders and syndromes. Drug formularies of health care organizations and facilities must therefore include a range of psychotherapeutic drugs for more»
Published Saturday, March 1, 1997
Adopted by AAGP Board of Directors, March 1997 Position 1: Optimizing the use of psychotherapeutic medications will require additional support for both clinical training and research. Rationale: The attention given to psychoactive medications in 1987 OBRA legislation and subsequent regulations demonstrates the central importance of the appropriate more»
Published Saturday, March 1, 1997
Adopted by the AAGP Board of Directors, March 1997 Position 1: Appropriate care of older adults with mental health problems requires a comprehensive approach that relies on specialized knowledge and clinical skills to integrate the biomedical, psychological and social aspects of mental disorders as they occur in late life. Clinicians who care for older more»
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