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Geriatric or Old Age Psychiatry

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Old Age Psychiatry

Geriatric psychiatry or Old Age psychiatry deals with the biological and psychological aspects of normal aging and the psychiatric effects of acute and chronic physical illness in patients aged above 60 yrs. The elderly patients are more prone to multiple health related issues simultaneously

Eg. In patients with long duration Diabetes mellitus, Chronic Depression is a frequent comorbidity.

Psychiatrist & Psychologists at Asha NeuroPsychiatric Clinic focus on the Prevention, the Evaluation, the Diagnosis, and the Treatment of Mental and Emotional disorders in the Elderly and Improvement of Psychiatric care for healthy and ill elderly patients.

Most commonly seen Old Age Psychiatric problems are:

  • Insomnia- Difficulty in falling asleep, or maintaining sleep or Early morning Awakening
  • Dementia - Alzhemier's and other types
  • Memory Problems
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Behavioural Problems like Disinhibition, Aggression, Suspiciousness (Suspecting spouses infidelity)
  • Post Surgical Behaviour changes
  • Confusional States

Our well qualified clinical psychologist do NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL and other assessments for Psychological, Neurological and Dementia problems.

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