The Psychiatry Unit was headed by Hanfried Helmchen and first Michael Linden, and later Friedel M. Reischies.
Foci of Interest
Psychiatric Morbidity in Old Age
- Mental illness
- Depression syndrome
- Dementia syndrome
- Psychopathology (subdiagnostic)
- Previous illnesses
- Other risk factors
- Everyday competence
Helmchen, H., Baltes, M. M., Geiselmann, B., Kanowski, S., Linden, M., Reischies, F. M., Wagner, M., Wernicke, T., & Wilms, H.-U. (2001). Psychiatric illness in old age. In P. B. Baltes & K. U. Mayer (Eds.), The Berlin Aging Study: Aging from 70 to 100 (pp. 167–196). Cambridge University Press.
Linden, M., Bär, T., & Helmchen, H. (2004). Prevalence and appropriateness of psychotropic drug use in old age: Results from the Berlin Aging Study. International Psychogeriatrics, 16, 461–480. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610204000420
Rapp, M. A., Gerstorf, D., Helmchen, H., & Smith, J. (2008). Depression predicts mortality in the young old, but not in the oldest old: Results from the Berlin Aging Study (BASE). American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16, 844–852. https://doi.org/ 10.1097/JGP.0b013e31818254eb
Reischies, F. M., & Geiselmann, B. (1997). Age-related cognitive decline and vision impairment affecting the detection of dementia syndrome in old age. British Journal of Psychiatry, 171, 449–451. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.171.5.449
Schaub, R. T., & Linden, M. (2000). Anxiety and anxiety disorders in the old and very old: Results from the Berlin Aging Study (BASE). Comprehensive Psychiatry, 41, 48–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0010-440X(00)80008-5
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