August 28, 2018 | 3 min read
6 Things You Need to Know About Geriatric Psychiatry
By Susan Lehmann, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
In older adults, as in younger people, poor mental health undermines general health, quality of life, and overall functioning. Given the dearth of specialty-trained geriatric psychiatrists and geriatricians, it is crucial for all clinicians to have skills in the diagnosis and management of common mental health conditions affecting older adults.