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Neuropharmacology and Aging

  • A. Horita
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 97)

Abstract

It is difficult to discuss the subject of the neuropharmacology of aging when it is well known that we presently have very few agents which can be classified as such. Many psychotropic drugs are used in the elderly, either to treat specific neuropsychiatric disorders, or in an attempt to treat the signs and symptoms associated with the “organic brain syndromes.” In the former cases the therapeutic approach is straightforward provided appropriate precautions and hazards specific to the elderly be recognized (1–3). It is in the latter cases, the “organic brain syndromes,” where pharmacological intervention has met essentially without success, and where the greatest need exists for the development of newer therapeutic agents.

Keywords

Monoamine Oxidase Psychotropic Drug Tardive Dyskinesia Aging Brain Mandelic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Horita
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PharmacologyUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA

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