By Mohammad, M.D. Jafferany, Katlein, M.D. Franca

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The clinician should elicit a comprehensive list of all concurrent medications and past psychotropic medications. Additionally, a complete physical exam and laboratory analysis may be considered if indicated. Second, the physician should be comfortable ―starting low and going slow,‖ with the knowledge that doses of psychotropic medications necessary for clinical efficacy are often lower in psychodermatology patients than in typical psychiatric practice, and effective doses may be even lower still in geriatric patients.

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Managing challenging interactions with patients. id=20013822. [19] Jackson, J. , Kroenke, K. Difficult patient encounters in the ambulatory clinic: clinical predictors and outcomes. Arch. Intern. Med. 1999;159:1069-75. In: Geriatric Psychodermatology Editors: Mohammad Jafferany and Katlein França ISBN: 978-1-63463-853-1 © 2015 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. D. D. Introduction Psychotropic medications play an important and frequently essential role in the treatment of psychodermatologic conditions in the geriatric population.

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