Academic journal article Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Message from the General Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society

Academic journal article Indian Journal of Psychiatry

Message from the General Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society

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Byline: Gautam. Saha

Dear Friends,

It is a matter of pleasure to know that Indian Psychiatric Society is bringing out a worthwhile book having an array of nine clinical practice guidelines on Psychiatric disorders in elderly. CPG Task Force of IPS brought out these guidelines in the year 2017.

A wide range of stakeholders in the country consult the IPS clinical practice guidelines as gold standard and these are also looked upon by many developing countries too. Geriatric Psychiatry is an important area. Over the last decade many new concerns and issues have evolved nationally and internationally. In view of these new developments in the field of psychiatry, this new guideline is carried out.

An extensive exercise was taken up over a period of one year with experts' consultation to come up with this state of art guidelines. The new guidelines have many sections, a total of 9 sections including Geropsychiatric Interview: Assessment & Diagnosis; Psychosis in Elderly; Depression in Elderly; Dementia in Elderly; Anxiety disorders in Elderly; Delirium in Elderly; Sleep disorder in Elderly; Sexual behaviour in elderly, need to address; Rehabilitation needs of Elderly. …

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