Geriatric Psychiatric Disorders

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What you'll learn

According to the WHO, the ageing population is increasing rapidly. Between 2015 and 2050, the ageing population will nearly double, from 12% to 22%. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, depression and mood disorders affect up to 5% of seniors 65 and older, and up to 13.5% of older adults who receive home healthcare or are hospitalized. read more »»

However, many times they remain undiagnosed. Older adults experience stress like everyone but the continued presence of emotional and physical stresses can cause mental illnesses.

People around the elderly need to be aware of some of the common disorders so that they are caught early. What are these signs and symptoms and what should one do about it? Learn it in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • Common psychiatric problems in the elderly
  • Symptoms and their management


Dr. O.P. Sharma

Sr. Consultant at Geriatric Medicine, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi and Emeritus Clinical Tutor at Apollo Hospitals Educational and Research Foundation.


DR. O. P. Sharma is the Sr. Consultant of Geriatric Medicine at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He is the General Secretary of the Geriatric Society of India. He is a National Professor of Geriatrics. Dr. Sharma holds the position of Editor for Principles & Practices in Geriatric Medicine 2015, Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Geriatric Care, and Course Director cum Editor: AKN Sinha Institute – Geriatric Course. He also served in the positions as Editor of Indian Recommendations for Vaccination in Older Adults 2015, Core Committee Member of International Council on Adult Immunization – USA, Expert Group Member Geriatrics: Indian Council of Medical & Research, Expert Committee Member – Haj Vaccination initiatives – Malaysia 2015, Medscape “Pneumococcal Disease –A toxic Mix” Munich Germany 2013, Expert Committee Member of South East Asia Pneumococcal meet – Hong Kong 2013, Invited Speaker at World Anti-Ageing Conference held at Las Vegas, USA during 2007.

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