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MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL SECRETARY, INDIAN PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY  
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 296
Message from the General Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society


Hon. General Secretary, IPS, Consultant Psychiatrist, CLINIC BRAIN, 19/C, Pioneer Park, Dist. North 24 Parganas, Kolkata-700124, India

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Date of Web Publication6-Feb-2018
 

How to cite this article:
Saha G. Message from the General Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society. Indian J Psychiatry 2018;60, Suppl S3:296

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Saha G. Message from the General Secretary, Indian Psychiatric Society. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Feb 25];60, Suppl S3:296. Available from: http://www.indianjpsychiatry.org/text.asp?2018/60/7/296/224467




Dear Friends,

It is a matter of pleasure to know that Indian Psychiatric Society is bringing out a worthwhile book having an array of nine clinical practice guidelines on Psychiatric disorders in elderly. CPG Task Force of IPS brought out these guidelines in the year 2017.

A wide range of stakeholders in the country consult the IPS clinical practice guidelines as gold standard and these are also looked upon by many developing countries too. Geriatric Psychiatry is an important area. Over the last decade many new concerns and issues have evolved nationally and internationally. In view of these new developments in the field of psychiatry, this new guideline is carried out.

An extensive exercise was taken up over a period of one year with experts' consultation to come up with this state of art guidelines. The new guidelines have many sections, a total of 9 sections including Geropsychiatric Interview: Assessment & Diagnosis; Psychosis in Elderly; Depression in Elderly; Dementia in Elderly; Anxiety disorders in Elderly; Delirium in Elderly; Sleep disorder in Elderly; Sexual behaviour in elderly, need to address; Rehabilitation needs of Elderly.

The effort given by the members of IPS CPG Task Force to complete the work within the stipulated time needs appreciation. I hope all the members and stakeholders at large involved in psychiatry clinical research will be enormously benefitted by these new guidelines.

Indian Psychiatric Society is happy and proud in bringing out the latest developments in the field of geriatric psychiatry and I am sure the CPG will be very useful to experienced clinicians, young post graduates and serious researchers. I thank and congratulate IPS CPG Task Force team - Dr. Shiv Gautam, Chairperson, Dr. Ajit Avasthi, Co-Chairperson and Dr. Sandeep Grover, Convenor in addition to all authors and experts on this well accomplished task. I also thank President Dr. (Brig) MSVK Raju, the Executive Council Members of IPS who all put forward their hands for bringing out this very important CPG book. Special thanks to our Editor Dr. TSS Rao for publishing this as an Indian Journal of Psychiatry supplement. I wish that IPS should come up with more such clinical practice guidelines in future, continuing this healthy and helpful tradition.

Long live IPS!



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Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gautam Saha
Hon. General Secretary, IPS, Consultant Psychiatrist, CLINIC BRAIN, 19/C, Pioneer Park, Dist. North 24 Parganas, Kolkata-700124
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.224467

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