Introduction

Introduction Gary Gottlieb, M.D., M.B.A., and Jeffrey R. Foster, M.D. Over the past generation, Geriatric Psychiatry has crystallized as a scientific field. Through the wisdom and generosity of the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute on Aging, numerous centers, program projects and independent research projects have tested a vast array of scientific hypotheses that have focused specifically on older adult populations. The field has demanded rigor in epidemiology, descriptive pheno- monology, clinical trials and cellular and molecular research. Ma- jor advances in the field are reflected by improvements in clinical care, changes in health policy reflecting these advances and in major gains toward conquering highly prevalent devastating ill- nesses like Alzheimer's Disease, and late life depression. The emergence of Geriatric Psychiatry has required the devel- opment of new assessment tools, new approaches to population ascertainment and, the entry of psychiatry into new settings. It also has required an intensified focus on the importance of sys- temic illness and the interface between psychiatry and other medical specialties. Specialized training in clinical and basic sci- ence has fostered the development of scientific leaders who have identified new approaches and scientific methods. Early on, Geri- atric Psychiatry had to draw http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
ISSN
0033-2720
eISSN
1573-6709
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1025403322336
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