Year: 2001 Source: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, v.7, no.6, (December 2001), p.S2-S7 SIEC No: 20050306

This article emphasizes geriatric mental health, including issues & barriers that have affected the diagnosis & treatment of mental health problems & psychiatric disorders in older adults. Areas of concern identified in recent Surgeon General’s reports on older adult suicide & mental health are presented. A case example is used to illustrate key issues in geriatric mental health care. (32 refs)