Geriatric Psychiatry

Geriatric psychiatry, also known as geropsychiatrypsychogeriatrics orpsychiatry of old age, is a subspecialty of psychiatry dealing with the study, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders in humans with old age. After a 4 year residency in psychiatry, a psychiatrist can complete a one year fellowship in geriatric psychiatry. As the population ages, particularly in developing countries this field is becoming more needed. The diagnosis, treatment and management of dementia and depression[4] are two areas of this field.

The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry both issue a board certification in geriatric psychiatry.[10] [11] Geriatric psychiatry is an official subspeciality in psychiatry with a defined curriculum of study and core competencies.

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Newport Rehab Center, Newport Beach, CA. January 2008 – December 2010

Town & Country Health Center, Orange, CA. March 2007 – December 2010

Crystal Cove Care Center, Newport Beach, CA. April 2008 –  June 2010

Mission Palms Healthcare, Westminster, CA. June 2010 – December 2010

Royale Health Care Center, Santa Ana, CA. February 2003 – December 2010

Kindred Healthcare Center, Orange, CA. March 2003 – December 2010

Fountain Care Center, Orange, CA. March 2003 – December 2010

Walnut Manor Center, Anaheim, CA. February 2006 – June 2009

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