Background: Among the neuropsychiatric disorders, dementia and major depression are reported to be the two leading contributors of morbidity in this group. The present study was conducted to assess neuropsychiatric illnesses in older age group.
Materials and Methods: 104 subjects age above 60 years of both genders were assessed for mood disorder-mania, organic mental disorders, psychosis and mood disorder-depression was recorded.
Results: Out of 104 subjects, males were 64 and females were 40. Common diagnosis was organic mental disorder in 54, alcohol dependence in 20, schizophrenia in 12, mood disorder in 9 and anxiety disorder in 7 cases. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Most common neuropsychiatric illnesses was organic mental disorder.