Geriatric Populations

  • Robert S. Marin


Psychiatric care for the elderly challenges clinicians to orchestrate a broad array of psychosocial and medical skills in dealing with complex clinical and existential problems. Although the elements of assessment and treatment are essentially the same as in other adult areas, the approach to care is altered by the distinctive array of psychological, biological, and social problems one sees in elderly patients. This chapter is intended to acquaint the reader with some of these problems and with the principles of assessment and treatment that apply to their management.


Affective Disorder Normal Aging Late Life Geriatric Population American Geriatrics Society 
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  • Robert S. Marin
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  1. 1.Western Psychiatric Institute and ClinicUniversity of PittsburghPittsburghUSA

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