Older adults are highly vulnerable to the adverse effects of psychotropic medications which are commonly used to manage behavior and psychiatric symptoms. This video presented by Carrie Allen, a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist covers:
– What are “psychotropic” medications?
– Why are older adults at a higher risk for side effects?
– What are the primary classes of psychotropic medications?
– Common side effects of anti-psychotics, antidepressants, anti-anxiety, mood stabilizers, sedatives and stimulants.
– What is psychosis?
This is a must watch for anyone caring for an older adult who has been prescribed psychotropic medications.
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