Psychogeriatric disorders refer to the mental disorders of the elderly. Aging is a complex process, which takes on special characteristics for each person. The mental disorders of the elderly are similar to those of adults, with some differences. There is an increased frequency of their occurrence, but also difficulty in evaluating them, due to the more common social (e.g. mourning), financial (e.g. reduced pension) and pathological problems. The most common diseases in this category are Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Depression, Anxiety Disorders and others.
Source: Nikos Manos (1988), Vasika Stoicheia Klinikis Psychiatrikis, University Studio Press