Geriatric psychiatry in the emergency department: characteristics of geriatric and non-geriatric admissions.

A study was made of the Emergency Department records of 49 elderly (65 years old or older) and 49 middle-aged (40-64 years old) patients seen in an urban hospital's psychiatric emergency service. The data were compared for demographic and admission information, psychiatric treatment history, presenting complaints, symptoms, diagnoses, and final disposition… CONTINUE READING