Volume : III, Issue : IX, September - 2014

Psychiatric Co-Morbidity in Geriatric Inpatients in a Teaching Hospital

Dr Paras Sandhu, Prof Rohit Kant Srivastava, Prof C S Sharma

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Ageing is a universal phenomenon. It has not only social but also economical, political and health-related implications. This ever-increasing age group needs special healthcare. Psychological assessment should be an integral aspect of the comprehensive health assessment and ca re of geriatric patients. In this present study geriatric inpatients in a hospital were assessed on mini mental status examination, psycho geriatric assessment scale and proper psychiatric assessment was done which revealed high psychiatric co morbidity. The most common psychiatric illness (25.0%) was depression followed by adjustment disorders (11%), anxiety disorders (4.6%), dementias (3.4%), delirium (3%) and bipolar disorders (1.0%).

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PSYCHIATRIC CO-MORBIDITY IN GERIATRIC INPATIENTS IN A TEACHING HOSPITAL, DR PARAS SANDHU, (PROF) ROHIT KANT SRIVASTAVA, (PROF) C S SHARMA GLOBAL JOURNAL FOR RESEARCH ANALYSIS : Volume-3 | Issue-9 | September-2014


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