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Internal diseases as the cause of mental disorders in geriatric practice

BOGNA ŻAKOWSKA-WACHELKO1
1. Instytut Psychiatrii i Neurologii
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, suplement 1 (6), 51-56
Keywords: impairment of consciousness in geriatrics, mild, non-psychotic mental disorders in geriatric and their causes

Abstract

Specificity of pathology and especially of symptomatology associated with senile involution is the factor underpinning mental disorders due to, and sometimes being the only symptom of somatic disease processes in the elderly. Primary and direct causes of such mental disorders are discussed.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Bogna Żakowska-Wachelko (adres redakcji)