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In view of rapid growth in the population of older adults aged 60 years and above and enormous mental health morbidity in them and the fact that Geriatric Mental Health/Psychogeriatrics/Geriatric Psychiatry is a well developed super-specialty medical subject in developed countries and non-existent in India, professionals involved and working for the mental health problems of the older adults and like minded people gathered during the 56th Annual Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society in Mysore on 9th January, 2004 and conceived of an association to serve the Indian older adults suffering with mental health problems. This association was called as Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health The accepted sole motto of the Association is “Committed to Quality Mental Health Care for the Elderly”.

The Aims and Objectives of the Association are as follows:

  1. To promote and advance the subject of Geriatric Mental Health and allied sciences in all their different branches and to promote the improvement of the mental health of the elderly people and geriatric mental health education.
  2. To promote prevention, control, treatment and relief of all Geriatric Mental Health disabilities.
  3. To formulate and advise on the standards of education and training for medical and auxiliary personnel in Geriatric Psychiatry and to recommend adequate teaching facilities for the purpose.
  4. To promote research in the field of Geriatric Mental Health.
  5. To propagate the principles of Geriatric Mental Health and current developments in the field of Geriatric Psychiatry.
  6. To deal with any matters relating to t h e mental health of elderly and of concern to the country and to do all other things as are cognate to the subjects of the Geriatric Mental Health.
  7. To safeguard the interests of Geriatric Psychiatrists and fellow professionals in India.
  8. To promote ethical standards of care in the practice of Geriatric Mental Health in India.
The JGMH is the official journal of the Association, started in 2014

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Journal of Geriatric Mental Health, a publication of Indian Association for Geriatric Mental Health, is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.

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The journal will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of enhancement of the mental health care of elderly/geriatric subjects. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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