Elderly Psychiatric Emergency Patients

  • Sarah L. Minden
Part of the Critical Issues in Psychiatry book series (CIPS)


This chapter is devoted to the special problems of geriatric patients in crisis. Although traditional assessment and management techniques are generally applicable to elderly patients, the clinical problems unique to this population warrant separate treatment. This chapter presents general guidelines for working effectively with the elderly and their families in an emergency setting.


Elderly Person Geriatric Patient Current Crisis Living Situation Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarah L. Minden
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA
  2. 2.Brigham and Women’s HospitalBostonUSA

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