Search for dissertations about: "Psychotropic drugs"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 33 swedish dissertations containing the words Psychotropic drugs.

  1. 1. Adverse effects of psychotropic drugs in old age

    Author : Jon Brännström; Hugo Lövheim; Yngve Gustafson; Peter Nordström; Patrik Midlöv; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Geriatric medicine; psychotropic drugs; adverse effects; mortality; hip fracture; cohort study; old age; Geriatrics; geriatrik;

    Abstract : Background: With increasing age, the body and mind transform. Many of our organs gradually lose capacity, making them more sensitive to the effects of several drugs. In parallel, many of us accumulate an increasing burden of disease and other conditions warranting the use of medications. READ MORE

  2. 2. Depression in older people with and without dementia : non-pharmacological interventions and associations between psychotropic drugs and mortality

    Author : Gustaf Boström; Håkan Littbrand; Erik Rosendahl; Peter Nordström; Knut Engedal; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Depression; Dementia; Exercise; Randomized controlled trial; Psychotropic drugs; Mortality; Gender; Residential facilities; Frail elderly; Epidemiology; Cohort study; geriatrik; Geriatrics; sjukgymnastik; Physiotherapy;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to investigate associations between psychotropic drug use and death, associations between functional capacity, dependency in ADL and depression, and to evaluate a non-pharmacological intervention to reduce depressive symptoms, among older people with and without dementia.There is limited knowledge about the risk of death associated with psychotropic drug use among those aged ≥85 years, those with dementia, or those living in residential care facilities; groups that have a higher intake of psychotropic drugs and who are also more prone to adverse drug reactions. READ MORE

  3. 3. Optimizing drug therapy among people with dementia : the role of clinical pharmacists

    Author : Maria Gustafsson; Hugo Lövheim; Maria Sjölander; Jörn Schneede; Stig Karlsson; Håkan Melhus; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Psychotropic drugs; potentially inappropriate drugs; drug-related problems; old people; dementia; nursing homes; drug-related hospitalizations; medication reviews; clinical pharmacists; geriatrik; Geriatrics;

    Abstract : Background: Drugs are one of the cornerstones in the management of many diseases. In general, drugs are used for diagnosis, prevention, mitigation of symptoms, and, sometimes, to cure disease. However, drug treatment in elderly people, especially those with dementia and cognitive impairments, may involve significant risk of adverse drug events. READ MORE

  4. 4. Psychoactive prescription drug use disorders, misuse and abuse : Pharmacoepidemiological aspects

    Author : Micaela Tjäderborn; Staffan Hägg; Johan Ahlner; Anna Jönsson; Morten Andersen; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Psychoactive prescription drugs; psychotropic drugs; prescription drug use disorders; prescription drug misuse; abuse; pharmacovigilance; drug utilization; pharmacoepidemiology;

    Abstract : Background: There is a widespread and increasing use of psychoactive prescription drugs, such as opioid analgesics, anxiolytics, hypnotics and anti-epileptics, but their use is associated with a risk of drug use disorder, misuse and abuse. Today, these are globally recognized and emerging public health concerns. READ MORE

  5. 5. Psychotropic and analgesic drug use among old people : with special focus on people living in institutional geriatric care

    Author : Hugo Lövheim; Yngve Gustafson; Stig Karlsson; Lars-Olof Wahlund; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; dementia; depression; pain; nursing Home; old; analgesics; antidepressants; anti-psychotics; behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia; inappropriate drugs; Geriatrics and medical gerontology; Geriatrik och medicinsk gerontologi;

    Abstract : Old people in general, and those affected by dementia disorders in particular, are more sensitive to drug side effects than younger people. Despite this, the use of nervous system drugs and analgesics among old people is common, and has increased in recent years. READ MORE