geropsychiatry

geropsychiatry

 [jer″o-si-ki´ah-tre]
a subspecialty of psychiatry dealing with mental health and illness in the elderly.

geropsychiatry

/gero·psy·chi·a·try/ (jer″o-si-ki´ah-tre) a subspecialty of psychiatry dealing with mental illness in the elderly.

geropsychiatry

[jer′ōsīkī′ətrē]
Etymology: Gk, geras, old age, psyche, mind
the study and treatment of psychiatric aspects of aging and mental disorders of elderly people or the functional/mental disorders of people in their 50s and 60s if they qualify.

geropsychiatry

(jĕr″ō-sī-kī′ĕ-trē)
A subspecialty of psychiatry dealing with mental illness in the elderly.
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Vericare is a provider of geropsychology and geropsychiatry behavioural health services in skilled nursing facilities.
Basic and clinical neuroscience faculty at UCSF and Trinity will provide the scientific foundation for both fellows and scholars, but the training will be multidisciplinary, integrating geriatrics, geropsychiatry, cognitive neuroscience, public policy, health economics, health law and communications.
Sajatovic, professor of psychiatry and director of the geropsychiatry program at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.
POA--also known as geriatric psychiatry, geropsychiatry and psychogeriatrics--is a subspecialty of psychiatry dealing with mental disorders in adults over 65, including dementia and delirium.
For older adults, it's important to work with someone with expertise in geropsychiatry or geropsychology," Dr.
They should be present in emergency departments, medical-surgical care areas, geropsychiatry units, and long-term care settings.
Similarly, most elderly patients are treated by general psychiatrists, rather than graduates of geropsychiatry fellowships.
The fields of geropsychology and geropsychiatry have developed almost entirely in the last 30 years, with fewer than 4% of clinicians working primarily with elder patients.
When the son arrived at the house, the sheriff's deputy instructed him to bring his mother to the UCI Medical Center's geropsychiatry unit for evaluation and treatment.
When the son arrived at the house, the sheriff's deputy instructed him to bring his mother to the medical center's geropsychiatry unit for evaluation and treatment.
Because the incidence and prevalence of mental illness among a high and increasing proportion of older Iowans is rising, the importance of training programs in geropsychiatry is recognized and considered a priority.
One suggestion is to do something on geropsychiatry, such as "meeting the mental health needs of an aging population.