Mental Health Most Recent
The present study examined the personality and neuropsychological correlates of convicted male and female sex offenders.
Up to 90% of people with dementia experience behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia...
Increases in life expectancy and the aging of the baby boomer generation has resulted in unprecedented high numbers of older adults in the U.S. and Canada and, thus, a rising number of frail older adults with chronic medical conditions.
Individual differences in personality traits are generally stable during adulthood; where there are changes, they are generally in the direction of greater maturity.
MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
The focus of this month’s journal is Older Adults and Mental Health. This area is one of paramount importance to those who care for older adults, and the greatest challenge lies in managing Alzheimer’s disease and its complications.
The growing proportion of older adults in the population has increased the interest in psychiatric symptoms and disorders that seriously compromise the quality of life in this age group.
New-onset paranoid symptoms are common among older individuals. They can signify an acute mental status change owing to medical illness, correspond to behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia, or equate to an underlying affective or primary psychotic mental disorder.
Late-life anxiety can often be “silent”--missed or difficult to diagnose as older adults tend to somatize psychiatric problems; have multiple psychiatric, medical, and medication issues; and present anxiety differently than do younger patients.
Depression, the most frequent neuropsychological problem after stroke, is greatly influenced by the complex relationships between the neurobiological and psychological changes that occur after stroke.
Depression is a common sequela of stroke, occurring in approximately 33% of all patients.