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84 Anxiety and its impact: Findings from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study (Mehta et al., 2007) Substance Abuse Peak of psychoactive drug use is 18-20; 22.3% have used within last 30 days (SAMHSA, 2006) Psychoactive drug use estimates in older adults (Simoni-Wastila & Yang, 2006): Any substance= 38% of VA patients 60+ Prescription drugs= 16% of 65+ in outpatient treatment
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Unformatted text preview: Cocaine = 2% of emergency department visits 60+ Alcohol abuse in older adults (NIAAA, 1998): 14% of older adults seen in emergency rooms and hospitals Becoming increasingly prevalent in retirement communities Major Axis II disorders in adulthood The “maturation hypothesis” of personality disorders and aging...
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