Geroscience-Centric Perspective for Geriatric Psychiatry: Integrating Aging Biology With Geriatric Mental Health Research

Breno S. Diniz, Johanna Seitz-Holland, Raghav Sehgal, Jessica Kasamoto, Albert T. Higgins-Chen, Eric Lenze

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Abstract

The geroscience hypothesis asserts that physiological aging is caused by a small number of biological pathways. Despite the explosion of geroscience research over the past couple of decades, the research on how serious mental illnesses (SMI) affects the biological aging processes is still in its infancy. In this review, we aim to provide a critical appraisal of the emerging literature focusing on how we measure biological aging systematically, and in the brain and how SMIs affect biological aging measures in older adults. We will also review recent developments in the field of cellular senescence and potential targets for interventions for SMIs in older adults, based on the geroscience hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2024

Keywords

  • Aging
  • geroscience
  • late-life depression
  • serious mental illnesses

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