Medigy: Geriatric Psychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry focuses on the biological and psychological phases of normal aging. Diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and prevention of mental and emotional disorders in adults are the main focus of professionals in geriatric and adult psychiatry. Geriatric psychiatrists are involved in the improvement of psychiatric care for healthy as well unwell elderly patients. A geriatric psychiatric hospital encompasses treatment of elderly patients, who are suffering from late-life psychiatric syndromes including delirium, depression, alcohol and substance abuse, mood disorders, dementias, psycho-social problems, personality disorders, etc. Geriatric psychologists (GPsts) play a critical role in providing high-quality care services to patients and their families suffering from a wide range of age-related neuro-psychiatric syndromes.

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