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Geriatric psychiatry, also known as geropsychiatry, psychogeriatrics 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. Geriatric psychiatry emphasizes the biological and psychological aspects of normal aging, the psychiatric effect of acute and chronic physical illness, and the biological and psychosocial aspects of the pathology of primary psychiatric disturbances of older age. Geriatric psychiatrists focus on prevention, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders in the elderly and improvement of psychiatric care for healthy and ill elderly patients.
Related Jornal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Journal of Gerontology & Geriatric Research, Journal of Alzheimers Disease & Parkinsonism, Journal of Depression and Anxiety, Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology.