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3. Old age psychiatry

  • Dawn Black (a1), Elspeth Guthrie (a2) and David Jolley (a3)
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The old age psychiatrist's role has been evocatively described as “physician to the soul of the elderly”. A more practical definition is psychiatrist to patients over the age of 65 with both functional and organic illnesses.

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Royal College of Psychiatrists (1987) Guidelines for regional advisers on consultant posts in the psychiatry of old age. Bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 11, 240242.
Royal College of Psychiatrists (1989) Specialist services and medical training for the care of elderly people with mental illness. Psychiatric Bulletin, 13, 210212.
Watson, J. P. & Jolley, D. J. (1989) A survey into the availability of higher specialist training in the psychiatry of old age in England and Wales 1983–1988 and the yield of consultant posts from the training schemes. Psychiatric Bulletin, 13, 514516.
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3. Old age psychiatry

  • Dawn Black (a1), Elspeth Guthrie (a2) and David Jolley (a3)
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