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Healthy Skepticism Library item: 2958

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Publication type: Journal Article

Green B.
The politics of psychoactive drug use in old age.
Gerontologist 1978 Dec; 18:(6):525-30


This paper explores psychotherapeutic drug use among noninstitutionalized older people. By means of a literature review the paper emphasizes why misuse of these substances is occurring. The role of the physician, the older patient and the pharmaceutical industry are all surveyed, followed by a content analysis of recent drug advertisements in leading medical-geriatric journals. The paper concludes with an exploration of innovative strategies for treatment and prevention.

Aged* Humans Middle Aged Psychotropic Drugs* Public Policy* Substance-Related Disorders* United States *nonsystematic review/journal advertisements/psychotropic drugs/images in ads/elderly/EVALUATION OF PROMOTION: JOURNAL ADVERTISEMENTS/IMAGES IN PROMOTION: ELDERLY/IMAGES IN PROMOTION: SCIENTIFIC APPEAL/INFLUENCE OF PROMOTION: PRESCRIBING, DRUG USE


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