Substance-Induced Psychosis in the Geriatric Population: Overview on Screening and Treatment

  • Chloe Yeung, DO Medical Center at Bowling Green, Bowling Green, KY
  • Joshua Raven, OMS-IV University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pikeville, KY
  • Abdul Qadir Brula, MD Medical Center at Bowling Green, Bowling Green, KY

Abstract

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.

Published
2021-07-07
How to Cite
Yeung, C., J. Raven, and A. Brula. “Substance-Induced Psychosis in the Geriatric Population: Overview on Screening and Treatment”. Osteopathic Family Physician, Vol. 13, no. 4, July 2021, pp. 41–45, https://ofpjournal.com/index.php/ofp/article/view/762.
Section
Brief Reports