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Consensus statement on the upcoming crisis in geriatric mental health: research agenda for the next 2 decades.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12884891     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
It is anticipated that the number of people older than 65 years with psychiatric disorders in the United States will increase from about 4 million in 1970 to15 million in 2030. The current health care system serves mentally ill older adults poorly and is unprepared to meet the upcoming crisis in geriatric mental health. We recommend the formulation of a 15- to 25-year plan for research on mental disorders in elderly persons. It should include studies of prevention, translation of findings from bench to bedside, large-scale intervention trials with meaningful outcome measures, and health services research. Innovative strategies are needed to formulate new conceptualizations of psychiatric disorders, especially those given scant attention in the past. New methods of clinical and research training involving specialists, primary care clinicians, and the lay public are warranted.
Authors:
D V Jeste; G S Alexopoulos; S J Bartels; J L Cummings; J J Gallo; G L Gottlieb; M C Halpain; B W Palmer; T L Patterson; C F Reynolds; B D Lebowitz
Publication Detail:
Type:  Consensus Development Conference; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of general psychiatry     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0003-990X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gen. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-07-29     Completed Date:  2003-08-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372435     Medline TA:  Arch Gen Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  848-53     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
University of California, San Diego, VA San Diego Healthcare System, 92161, USA. djeste@ucsd.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Distribution
Aged
Clinical Protocols / standards
Delivery of Health Care / standards
Forecasting
Geriatric Assessment / statistics & numerical data
Geriatric Psychiatry / education
Health Services Research
Humans
Mental Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  therapy
Prevalence
Research / methods,  standards*
Research Design / statistics & numerical data,  trends
Research Support as Topic
United States / epidemiology

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