Document Type : Research Article
Background:Neuropsychological assessment is the normatively informed application of
performance-based assessments of various cognitive skills. The present study was conducted
to evaluate neuropsychiatric illnesses in geriatric group.
Materials & Methods: 134 subjects age > 60 years with some neuropsychiatric illnesses of
both genders were enrolled. Parameters such as alcohol dependence with or without various
complications, mood disorder-mania, organic mental disorders, psychosis and mood disorderdepression
Results: Out of 134 subjects, males were 84 and females were 50. Common neuropsychiatric
illnesses were schrizophrenia in 22, mood disorder in 18 and anxiety disorder in 12, organic
mental disorder in 48 and alcohol dependence in 34. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Organic mental disorder and alcohol dependence were most common
neuropsychiatric illness in geriatric population.