Adult & Geriatric Psychiatry

Geriatric psychiatry highlights the biologicaland psychological aspects of normal aging, the psychiatric effect of physical illness and primary psychiatric disturbances of older age. Geriatric psychiatrists focus on diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues that occurs commonly in older patients, such as dementiadepressionanxiety, late life addictiondisorders and schizophreniain. In recent studies, it was found that an calculable 20.4 % of adults aged sixty five and more meets the criteria for a psychological disorder victim.