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Ignat C. Petrov

Ignat C. Petrov

President
Bulgarian Association on Ageing
Bulgaria

Biography

Ignat C. Petrov is a physician with specialties in Psychiatry, Gerontology and Geriatrics. His Ph thesis was on the mental health and self-evaluation of aged rural people. He has worked at the Centre of Gerontology and Geriatrics and the Psychiatric Clinic at the Medical University of Sofia. Currently he is a consultant at the Clinical Centre of Endocrinology and Gerontology at the same university. Most of his research relates to mental health in ageing and old age, including self-evaluation, depression, sources of subjective well-being in later life, cognitive ageing and dementia. He is an associated professor, corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Arts, a Member of the Council of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, President of the Bulgarian Association on Ageing, Honorary Member of the Romanian Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, etc.

Research Interest

Psychiatry, Gerontology, Geriatrics, Mental health in ageing and old age, Including self-evaluation, Depression, Sources of subjective well-being in later life, Cognitive ageing and Dementia