Psychiatric Emergencies in the Elderly.

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Psychiatric Emergencies in the Elderly.

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2015 Nov;33(4):825-39

Authors: Sikka V, Kalra S, Sagar G

With the increasing life expectancy, the geriatric population has been increasing over the past few decades. By the year 2050, it is projected to compose more than a fifth of the entire population, representing a 147% increase in this age group. There has been a steady increase in the number of medical and psychiatric disorders, and a large percentage of geriatric patients are now presenting to the emergency department with such disorders. The management of our progressively complex geriatric patient population will require an integrative team approach involving emergency medicine, psychiatry, and hospitalist medicine.

PMID: 26493526 [PubMed - in process]

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