Geriatric Psychiatry

Geriatric psychiatry is also known as psychogeriatric is a subspecialty of psychiatry dealing with the study, treatment, prevention of mental disorders in humans with old age. According to recent data indicate that an estimated 20.4 percent of adults aged 65 and older met criteria for a mental disorder. In this session we will be discussing about the various aspects of geriatric psychiatry, its study, prevention and treatment.

Geriatric psychiatry, also known as geropsychiatry, psychogeriatric or psychiatry of old age, is a subspecialty of psychiatry dealing with the study, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders in humans with old age. As the population ages, particularly in developing countries, this field is becoming more needed. The diagnosis, treatment and management of dementia and depression are two areas of this field.

  • Psychogeriatrics
  • Old age mental disorders
  • Geriatric depression and treatment
  • Clinical geriatrics

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