Mini Review - Journal of Aging and Geriatric Psychiatry (2022) Volume 6, Issue 5
The focus on aging and depression in geriatric psychiatry.
If Geriatric Psychiatry is a separate field of study or if it is a subset of clinical Geriatrics, Neurology, and Psychiatry, is a topic of discussion. This study focuses on certain traits that characterise the ageing brain in order to outline some current findings and potential methods for defining peculiarities of geriatric psychiatry. We examine geriatric depression while taking into account certain findings from translational research. The process of brain ageing is not constant. As people age, their ability to filter out unnecessary information in working memory suffers noticeably, and the recruitment of these areas is different from that of young participants. Executive functions alter as people age normally. A complex condition with numerous risk factors is generally described as geriatric depression. Dysexecutive syndrome, which is linked to functional decline in old age, is thought to be the key to the neuropsychology of geriatric depression. In contrast to early onset depression, late-onset depression has a higher burden of comorbidity, cerebrovascular illness, and possibly certain hereditary markers. Additionally, geriatric depression treatment outcomes can be grouped into at least four groups that closely match the cognitive and clinical profiles.Author(s): Patrick Roose