Substance-Induced Psychosis in the Geriatric Population: Overview on Screening and Treatment
As our elderly population represents an increasing percentage of the overall population, more healthcare resources are spent treating this population. One of the overlooked issues is substance use in this population and its complications. This population is often not forthcoming with psychoactive medical issues, yet many of them came into adulthood in a time when substance use was widespread. This article will discuss the epidemiology of this population, a case of substance-induced persecutory delusion and the availability of screening methods and treatment options.