References for “Insomnia late in life”

Buysse DJ, ed. Sleep Disorders and Psychiatry. Review of Psychiatry, Vol. 24. American Psychiatric Publications, 2005. Campbell SS, et al. "Effects of a Nap on Nighttime Sleep and Waking Function in Older Subjects," Journal of the American Geriatric Society (January 2005): Vol. 53, No. 1, pp. 48-53. Cherniack EP."The Use of Alternative Medicine for the Treatment of Insomnia in the Elderly," Psychogeriatrics (March 2006): Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 21-30. (Locked) More »

References for “Resilience”

Agaibi CE, et al. "Trauma, PTSD, and Resilience: A Review of the Literature," Trauma, Violence, and Abuse (July 2005): Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 195-216. Bonanno GA, et al. "Psychological Resilience After Disaster: New York City in the Aftermath of the September 11th Terrorist Attack," Psychological Science (March 2006): Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 181-86. Calhoun LS, et al, eds. The Handbook of Posttraumatic Growth: Research and Practice. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2006. (Locked) More »

Insomnia in later life

More than half of adults over 65 have some sort of sleep problem. Medications are of questionable benefit and can be addictive. Behavior modification is often a more efffective treatment, especially in older patients. (Locked) More »


Resilience is the ability to handle stressful events and remain mentally strong and healthy. The presence of a certain form of neurochemical may be one explanation for why some people are more resilient than others. More »

In Brief: Off-label drug use

A study found that off-label use (not medically approved for the reason it is being taken) of medications is very common, especially among the elderly and psychiatric patients. (Locked) More »

Commentary: Older father, autistic child

A study found that the potential for a man to father an autistic child increased with his age. The reasons for this are unclear, but may involve changes that occur to genes as we grow older. (Locked) More »