Peculiarities of geriatric psychiatry: a focus on aging and depression.

  title={Peculiarities of geriatric psychiatry: a focus on aging and depression.},
  author={Jerson Laks and Eliasz Engelhardt},
  journal={CNS neuroscience & therapeutics},
  volume={16 6},
There is a debate on whether Geriatric Psychiatry stands for itself as a discrete specialty or whether it is an extension of clinical Geriatrics, Neurology, and Psychiatry. This review aims to outline some recent data and possible approaches to define peculiarities of Geriatric Psychiatry, focusing on certain characteristics that define the aging brain. Geriatric depression is discussed taking into consideration some data from translational research. The brain aging process is not uniform… CONTINUE READING