Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry
Geriatric psychiatry emphasizes the biological
and psychological aspects of normal aging, the psychiatric effect of acute and
chronic physical illness, and the biological and psycho-social 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.
- Geriatric palliative care