About Social and Geriatric Psychiatry

Geriatric psychiatry may be defined as the mental & emotional well being of elderly population with social support & an ideal environment. The social well being plays an important role in geriatric well being. Social psychiatry combines a medical training and perspective with fields such as social anthropology, social psychology, cultural psychiatry, sociology and other disciplines relating to mental distress and disorder. It focuses on the interpersonal and cultural context of mental disorder and mental wellbeing.

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