Neuroimaging and the Psychiatry of Late Life

Neuroimaging and the Psychiatry of Late Life

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Edited by David Ames, Edited by Edmond Chiu, Foreword by Raymond A. Levy

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 260 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 241mm x 25mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 4 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521112478
  • ISBN 13: 9780521112475
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 89 b/w illus. 7 colour illus. 16 tables
  • Sales rank: 591,141

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This book provides clinicians with a reliable reference, written by prominent figures in neuroradiology and old age psychiatry, which draws together current knowledge of late life mental disorders as revealed by neuroimaging. A highly illustrated introductory chapter provides a useful overview of the various techniques of neuroimaging now available. The following chapters, also extensively illustrated, survey the contribution of neuroimaging to understanding the specific psychiatric disorders of late life, and the book concludes with guidelines for clinicians on the choice of imaging for the investigation of their patients. For researchers this is a useful and authoritative review of current knowledge regarding neuroimaging and the older psychiatric patient. Its primary aim, however, is to educate and advise clinicians dealing with the protean manifestations of psychiatric disorder in later life.

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Professor David Ames (BA, MD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP) graduated MB BS from the University of Melbourne in 1978 and trained in psychiatry at the Royal Melbourne (Australia) and Royal Free (London, UK) Hospitals (1982-7). His doctoral thesis was on the topic of depression in aged care homes. He was University of Melbourne Senior Lecturer (1989-1994), Associate Professor (1995-2005) and Professor of Psychiatry of Old Age (2005-2007), before taking up the post of Professor of Ageing and Health and Director of the National Ageing Research Institute in September 2007. He has extensive clinical experience in old age psychiatry and was director of the St Vincent's Health Aged Psychiatry Service from 2005 to 2008. David Ames has also edited the peer-reviewed Cambridge University Press journal International Psychogeriatrics (2003-2011). He has published over 145 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and has co-edited or written 17 books. His main research interests are the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and the care of the depressed elderly.

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'... clearly written ... lavish illustration.' Nature Medicine 'Besides presenting the data for the clinician, this comprehensive review will also be appreciated by researchers in this field.' Clare Galton, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry ' ... in the next edition - which will undoubtedly be needed ...' Francis I. Caird ' ... well structured, with the right balance of specific explanations and comparisons of the different neuroimaging techniques, and description of their indications, advantages, disadvantages and limitations from the perspective of a clinician.' Zuzana Walker ' ... well-written and informative.' Neuro-radiology 'The book's real strength comes from breadth of imaging techniques covered and its logical division into background, findings in normal ageing and specific disorders and a subsequent brief, non-prescriptive review of the principles guiding the rational and effective use of clinical neuroimaging. In addition to being a thorough review and helpful introduction to the large volume of research that continues to emerge in the field, this book should certainly meet its stated primary aim of utility in day-to-day clinical practice.' International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry '... comprehensively describes the neurologic and psychiatric changes in the ageing brain ... neuropathology of brain ageing and complements other functional neuroimaging reference sources.' James M. Mountz, Clinical Nuclear Medicine

Table of contents

Part I. Modern Methods of Neuroimaging: 1(a). Computerized tomography Brian Tress, Patricia Desmond; 1(b). Magnetic resonance imaging Patricia Desmond, Brian Tress; 1(c). Single photon and positron emission tomography Kim Jobst, Basil Shepstone; 1(d). Electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography Andrew Leuchter, Ian Cook; Part II. Neuroimaging in Specific Psychiatric Disorders of Late Life: 2. The normal elderly Hillel Grossman, Sandra Jacobson, Marshal Folstein, Gordon Harris; 3. Alzheimer's disease Hans Forstl, Alistair Burns; 4. Vascular disease Kazuo Hasegawa, Hiroo Kasahara; 5. Other dementias E. Jane Byrne, Stephen Simpson; 6. Delirium James Lindesay, Alastair Macdonald; 7. Affective disorders Christopher Ball, Michael Philpot; 8. Paranoid and schizophrenic disorders of late life Robert Howard, John O'Brien; Part III. Clinical Guidelines: 9(a). Indications for neuroimaging Andrew Leuchter; 9(b). Which scan, for whom, when and why? Robin Jacoby.