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psychogeriatrics

[sahy-koh-jeer-ee-a-triks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. the psychology of old age.
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Origin of psychogeriatrics

First recorded in 1965–70; psycho- + geriatrics
Related formspsy·cho·ger·i·at·ric, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for psychogeriatric

psychogeriatric

adjective
  1. Technical (of an older person) no longer in touch with everyday realities; exhibiting delusions; mentally incompetent
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noun
    1. offensivea confused old person
    2. an impersonal label for a patient, as a unit, requiring institutional services appropriate for a mentally disordered old person
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psychogeriatrics

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) med the branch of health care concerned with the study, diagnosis, and sometimes treatment of mentally disordered older peopleCompare geriatrics
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