Geriatric Medicine for Old Age Psychiatrists

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The interface between psychogeriatrics and geriatric medicine is complex, particularly owing to overlapping presentations of physical and mental illness. Thus, rather than an exception, it had increasingly become a rule that primary care physicians—especially those with interest in managing the physical and mental illnesses of the elderly— have to be able to systematically analyze the symptoms of mental illness and arrange a comprehensive treatment plan. Hence, the obvious question, “Where to start this acquaintance?” The answer to this question asked by generations of physicians is Geriatric Medicine for Old Age Psychiatrists.

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry 2008;10(1):78-78 [book review]