The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry
The continued rapid expansion of scientific knowledge about aging and the diseases of later life has altered the practice of geriatric psychiatry greatly since the first edition of "Geriatric Psychiatry" was published. Designed for the clinician, "The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Second Edition", provides a thorough grounding in the basic scientific knowledge and applied clinical skills that are so needed in managing and treating mental disorders of late life.This volume covers not only the wide range of mental diseases of late life but also the biological and behavioral changes that occur with so-called normal aging. The contributors - an eclectic group of highly respected investigators, clinicians, and scholars from the fields of psychiatry, biomedicine, and behavioral science - were chosen for their demonstrated ability to present complex material in a manner that is understandable to health professionals and other interested and well-informed individuals.
- Hardback | 693 pages
- 223.52 x 284.48 x 43.18mm | 2,199.91g
- 12 Feb 2009
- American Psychiatric Association Publishing
- American Psychiatric Publishing
- VA, United States
- 4th Revised edition
- 19 halftones, 30 line drawings and 84 tables
Widely recognized as the standard in its field, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry has been revised and updated while continuing the tradition of providing both scholar and clinician with the practical skills and knowledge required for understanding mental disorders in later life. It offers an authoritative review of a wide range of topics written by leaders in geriatric psychiatry, gerontology, geriatric medicine, and geriatric nursing, offering a solid grounding in both basic science and clinical applications. The book boasts comprehensive updates of the most common mental disorders in the elderly -- from mood disorders and anxiety to schizophrenia and circadian rhythm disorders -- and includes in this fourth edition new chapters on delirium, dementia and milder cognitive syndromes, and bipolar disorders. Throughout the text, special attention has been given to updating key topics such as psychopharmacology, genetics, cognitive disorders, delirium, and agitation. It is enhanced by a wide array of quick-reference tables and charts, lists of key points, and extensive references and suggested readings that can help clinicians and students at all levels learn more about individual topics. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry is an unparalleled source for all medical professionals dealing with elderly patients, and is even more indispensable in this new edition.
"The fourth edition of the "American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry" is a timely and relevant addition to the literature for both geriatric and general psychiatrists, as well as other providers who treat older patients."-- "HELEN C. KALES, M.D., The American Journal of psychiatry", "May 2010"
About David C. Steffens
Dan G. Blazer, M.D., Ph.D., is J.P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S., is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina and President-elect of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.