Psychiatric morbidity in elderly surgical patients.

  title={Psychiatric morbidity in elderly surgical patients.},
  author={Harry R Millar},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  • Harry R Millar
  • Published 1981 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
One hundred patients aged 65 and over were psychiatrically assessed before and in the first week after elective surgery. Thirteen were psychiatrically ill before operation and 21 developed post-operative illness. Post-operative confusional states (14 patients) were associated with physical complications but not with environmental or pre-operative psychiatric variables. Affective disorders either improved following successful surgery (5 patients) persisted or developed after operation in… CONTINUE READING

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