Primary care providers' perspectives on psychoactive medication disorders in older adults Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Primary Health Care
  • Psychotropic Drugs
  • Substance-Related Disorders

abstract

  • The lack of a clear definition, absence of well-defined risk factors, and ambiguous clinical manifestations of psychoactive medication misuse and abuse present substantial barriers to diagnosis. A standard, age-appropriate definition could help PCPs establish a diagnosis, clarify what constitutes appropriate psychoactive medication use, define the extent of the problem, and pave the way for the development of effective screening and diagnostic tools.

publication date

  • June 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3109734

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjopharm.2011.04.004

PubMed ID

  • 21550858

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 164

end page

  • 72

volume

  • 9

number

  • 3