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Among the elderly, many mental illnesses go undiagnosed.

Bor JS. Among the elderly, many mental illnesses go undiagnosed. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015;34(5):727-31. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0314.

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May 20, 2015
Bor JS. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015;34(5):727-31.

This commentary spotlights missed and delayed diagnosis of psychiatric conditions in older patients. The authors explore how insufficient physician experience with mental illness in geriatric patients, patient reluctance to discuss emotional challenges, and comorbidities with physical problems can contribute to errors.

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Bor JS. Among the elderly, many mental illnesses go undiagnosed. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015;34(5):727-31. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2015.0314.