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Reasons for diagnostic difficulties include: lack of reliable screening and diagnostic instruments [15, 16]; communication difficulties [15, 17]; absence of appropriate vocabulary to express symptoms of mental illness; `taboo' topics such as sexual topics [15]; the stigma attached to psychiatry [4]; relatives being unfamiliar with symptoms of psychogeriatric disorders (as traditionally very few people reach old age [8]); and the bias and prejudice of the clinician [16].