Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

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Edited by Tom Dening, Edited by Alan Thomas

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Hardback | 860 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 282mm x 38mm | 2,600g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199644950
  • ISBN 13: 9780199644957
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 214,433

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Broad in scope and with global appeal The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, second edition is the definitive resource on old age psychiatry. It comprehensively provides the latest knowledge on the science and practice of treating later life mental disorders, focusing on the health and social issues that arise around ageing, dementia, co-morbidity, dependency, and the end of life in progressively ageing societies across the world. Published in previous incarnations as the much loved Psychiatry in the Elderly, this core resource for all old age psychiatrists, trainees, and other clinical professionals treating older people's mental health, has been fully revised, updated, and significantly expanded. Twelve months inclusive access to the online version, including the full text (which can be browsed by the contents list, index, or searched), links from references to external sources (via PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef), and the ability to download all figures and illustrations into PowerPoint ensures that it remains the leading text on old age psychiatry in the field. Maintaining the classic combination of comprehensive coverage, clear writing style, and the provision of authoritative and up-to-date information from earlier editions, this highly respected volume covers the underpinning basic science, both the neurobiological and social varieties, clinical practice, and specific disorders, as well as providing information on psychiatric services for older people, and medico-legal and ethical issues that often present hard challenges for those treating older patients. Taking a global approach by highlighting both the common burdens and the differences in management from country to country and with a much expanded cast of contributors providing a truly international perspective, The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, second edition includes information on all the latest improvements and changes in the field. New chapters are included to reflect the development of old age care; covering palliative care, the ethics of caring, and living and dying with dementia. Existing chapters have also been revised and updated throughout and additional information is included on brain stimulation therapies, memory clinics and services, and capacity, which now includes all mental capacity and decision making. Providing extensive coverage and written by experts the field, the second edition of the Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry is an essential resource; no old age psychiatrist, trainee, or anyone working in the field of mental health care for older people should be without a copy on their bookshelf.

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Tom Dening, Professor of Dementia Research, University of Nottingham, UK, Formerly: Consultant Psychiatrist, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, UK, Alan Thomas, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University, UK

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I would have little confidence in the patient care offered by an old age psychiatrist who has not perused a copy of at least one edition of this book...The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, Second Edition continues to lead the field as a comprehensive, internationally relevant textbook of old age psychiatry and can be recommended virtually without restriction. International Psychogeriatrics Review from previous edition An essential reference book, both for dipping into during idle moments and for vital information when asked tricky questions by your trainee. If you own a previous edition, you will be missing out if you don't replace it. British Journal of Psychiatry Oxford University Press has done an excellent job in producing an attractive, solidly bound volume at reasonable cost. It is in my view the best book of its kind in our specialty. International Psychogeriatrics, Vol 14, No 4 Any reader with a professional interest in the well-being of older people will profit from joining at least part of the journey through this book and will emerge stimulated and keen to know more. Psychological Medicine This is the best book I have seen in my clinical training for geriatric psychiatry. Doody's Journal

Table of contents

SECTION 1: SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND ; 1. Biological aspects of human ageing ; 2. Psychometric assessment in older people ; 3. Sociology of ageing ; 4. Transforming concepts of ageing: 3 case studies from anthropology ; 5. Epidemiology ; 6. Neuropathology ; 7. Neurochemistry ; 8. Molecular genetics/molecular biology ; SECTION 2: CLINICAL PRACTICE ; 9. Psychiatric assessment of older people ; 10. Clinical cognitive assessment ; 11. Physical assessment ; 12. Neuroimaging ; 13. Psychopharmacology ; 14. Brain stimulation therapies ; 15. Person- and Relationship- centred care ; 16. Psychological treatments and older people ; 17. Cognitive behaviour therapy ; 18. Interpersonal therapy ; 19. Psychodynamic therapy ; 20. Family therapy ; 21. Non-pharmacological interventions in care homes ; SECTION 3: SERVICE PROVISION ; 22. Principles of service provision ; 23. Primary care management of older people's mental health problems ; 24. Memory assessment services ; 25. Liaison old age psychiatry ; 26. Social care ; 27. Care homes ; 28. Palliative care and end of life care ; SECTION 4: SPECIFIC DISORDERS ; 29. The concept of dementia ; Introduction ; Dementia: what is it and can we diagnose it? ; Dementia: a brief history of the concept ; The DSM-5 approach to dementia ; Should we diagnose subtypes of dementia? ; 30. Hello, I'm Me! Living well with dementia ; 31. Epidemiology of dementia ; 32. MCI and predementia syndromes ; 33. Alzheimer's disease ; 34. Vascular and mixed dementia ; 35. Dementia in Parkinson's disease and dementia with Lewy bodies ; 36. Frontotemporal dementia ; 37. Neurological dementias ; 38. Pharmacological treatments ; 39. Management of dementia ; 40. Delirium ; 41. The experience of depression ; 42. Depressive disorders ; 43. Suicide and self harm ; 44. Manic syndromes ; 45. Anxiety disorders ; 46. Late onset schizophrenia ; 47. Personal experience of lifelong illness ; 48. Severe and enduring mental illness ; 49. Alcohol and substance misuse ; 50. Older people with learning disabilities ; 51. Sleep disorders ; 52. The effect of ageing on personality ; 53. Personality disorders and the effect of mental illness on personality ; 54. Sexuality in old age ; SECTION 5: ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES ; 55. Ethics and old age psychiatry ; 56. Mental capacity and decision making ; 57. Ethics of living and dying with dementia ; 58. Ethics of caring ; 59. Elder abuse and safeguarding vulnerable adults ; 60. Crime, mental illness, and older people ; 61. Testamentary capacity ; 62. Driving and psychiatric illness in later life ; 63. The law relating to mental capacity and mental health