The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry

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Along with dramatic increases in our elderly population has come a virtual explosion of scientific knowledge about aging and the diseases of late life. This new knowledge, combined with advances in biological psychiatry and neuropsychiatry, has transformed the practice of geriatric psychiatry today. Considered the standard in its field, this Textbook is designed to provide both scholar and clinician with the current state of scientific understanding and the practical skills and knowledge base required for understanding mental disorders in late life. This volume's 54 scholars represent an eclectic mix of distinguished psychiatrists and colleagues from relevant biomedical and behavioral disciplines. Covering both important psychiatric disorders and normal ageing changes, all 32 chapters of this popular compendium have been scientifically reviewed and updated, with seven new chapters that examine the neuropsychological assessment of dementia; movement disorders in the elderly; personality disorders; agitation and suspiciousness; electroconvulsive therapy; working with the family of the older adult; and legal, ethical, and policy issues.
Divided into five major parts, the Textbook's topics begin with the basic science of geriatric psychiatry, continue with the diagnostic interview and psychiatric disorders and treatment, and conclude with coverage of legal, ethical, and policy issues and the past and future of geriatric psychiatry. Meticulously indexed, this volume is intended primarily for psychiatrists and other health professionals interested in and committed to older adults. It will also prove valuable in the classroom for students and residentsAand exceptionally valuable to candidates seeking board certification in geriatrics.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 221 x 287 x 43.2mm | 1,927.79g
  • American Psychiatric Press Inc.
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1585620653
  • 9781585620654

Table of contents

Preface. Part I: The Basic Science of Geriatric Psychiatry. The myth, history, and science of aging. Demography and epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in late life. Physiological and clinical considerations of geriatric patient care. Neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropathology of aging. Chemical messengers. Genetics. Psychological aspects of normal aging. Social and economic factors related to psychiatric disorders in late life. Part II: The Diagnostic Interview in Late Life. The psychiatric interview of older adults. Use of the laboratory in the diagnostic workup of older adults. Neuropsychological assessment of dementia. Part III: Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life. Cognitive disorders. Movement disorders. Mood disorders. Schizophrenia and paranoid disorders. Anxiety and panic disorders. Somatoform disorders. Sexual disorders. Bereavement and adjustment disorders. Sleep and circadian rhythm disorders. Alcohol and drug problems. Personality disorders. Agitation and suspiciousness. Part IV: Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life. Psychopharmacology. Electroconvulsive therapy. Diet, nutrition, and exercise. Individual and group psychotherapy. Working with the family of the older adult. Clinical psychiatry in the nursing home. The continuum of care: movement toward the community. Part V: Special Topics. Legal, ethical, and policy issues. The past and future of geriatric psychiatry. Index.
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"This is a substantive textbook of geriatric psychiatry, among the best in the field. Clinical topics and cutting edge research issues have been comprehensively addressed. Contributors are leaders in their respective fields. Practitioners and academics will find this book invaluable!" - Anand Kumar, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of California Los Angeles, President-Elect, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; "The Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry is a superb, comprehensive compendium of the current state-of-the-art and science of this increasingly important subspecialty in psychiatry. It is at the same time indispensable to the serious scholar as well as being readable, accessible and pragmatically useful to the clinician. It will be helpful to everyone who has an interest in the geriatric patient." - Lewis L. Judd, M.D., Mary Gilman Marston Professor of Psychiatry, Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of California School of Medicine, San Diego"
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About Ewald W. Busse

Dan F. 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 Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Ewald W. Busse, M.D., Sc.D., was President Emeritus at North Carolina Institute of Medicine; Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Dean Emeritus of Medical & Allied Health Education at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.
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