Effective use of anxiolytics in older adults

W. J. Burke, D. G. Folks, D. P. McNeilly

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This article reviews the current classification of anxiety disorders and the frequency of these disorders in older adults. General treatment principles are discussed, and an overview of anxiolytic medications is presented. Use of these anxiolytic agents in specific disorders is then discussed, followed by a brief review of non-pharmacologic treatment approaches to anxiety disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-65
Number of pages19
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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