International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

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Edited By: Professor Alistair Burns, Manchester, UK

Impact Factor: 2.977

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 6/31 (Gerontology); 17/47 (Geriatrics & Gerontology); 29/121 (Psychiatry (Social Science)); 46/135 (Psychiatry)

Online ISSN: 1099-1166


Aims and Scope

The rapidly increasing world population of aged people has led to a growing need to focus attention on the problems of mental disorder in late life. The aim of the Journal is to communicate the results of original research in the causes, treatment and care of all forms of mental disorder which affect the elderly. The Journal is of interest to psychiatrists, psychologists, social scientists, nurses and others engaged in therapeutic professions, together with general neurobiological researchers.

The Journal provides an international perspective on the important issue of geriatric psychiatry, and contributions are published from countries throughout the world. Topics covered include epidemiology of mental disorders in old age, clinical aetiological research, post-mortem pathological and neurochemical studies, treatment trials and evaluation of geriatric psychiatry services.

2009 Impact Factor: 1.981 (© Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports 2010)


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