Geriatric Psychiatry

Geriatric Psychiatry

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With an aging baby boomer population and life-prolonging medical advances, psychiatrists must brace for an estimated 10 million late-life patients by the year 2020. Geriatric Psychiatry (Review of Psychiatry, Volume 22) outlines current research on this burgeoning patient group, with practice implications for clinicians.In Geriatric Psychiatry renowned experts review the latest information on etiology, diagnosis, and treatment options, including pharmacological and behavioral therapies, for a range of late-life disorders:  Depression and anxiety disorders -- A look at late-stage depression and anxiety, with specific information on depression that complicates dementia Dementia -- Research advances for better understanding of pathophysiology, improved treatment options, and identification of risk factors Late-life psychotic disorders -- Treating late-life schizophrenia, posttraumatic stress disorder, and bipolar disorder, as well as comorbidity associated with disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and others Late-life addictions -- Screening, assessment, treatment, compliance issues, and outcomes for patients with prescription drug and alcohol addictions and comorbid conditions Also included is an overview of the mental health delivery system for older adults today, including trends in federal expenditures, managed care, long-term-care regulatory trends, special concerns for older adults with severe mental illness, and legislative and policy initiatives.Every psychiatrist who treats adults must prepare for a major increase in older patients. Geriatric Psychiatry serves as a vital update on current knowledge and practice options for improving quality of life in older adults with mental illnesses.
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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 15.2mm | 340.2g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 11 Tables, unspecified; 9 Line drawings, unspecified
  • 1585621161
  • 9781585621163

About Alan M. Mellow

Alan M. Mellow, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan and Director of the Mental Health Service Line in the Veterans Healthcare Network 11 at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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The population of older adults with mental illness is growing fast, with an estimated 10 million expected by the year 2020. This trend has tremendous implications for clinicians. Geriatric Psychiatry outlines current research on this burgeoning patient group, with practice implications to help psychiatrists prepare for the increase.

The chapters in Geriatric Psychiatry are contributed by leading experts who review the latest information on etiology, diagnosis, comorbidity, and treatment options, including pharmacological and behavioral therapies. Readers will find practical strategies for treating a range of late-life disorders -- including depression and anxiety disorders, dementia, late-life psychotic disorders, and addictions -- as well as recommendations for public policy and clinical practice.

Every psychiatrist who treats adults must prepare for a groundswell of older patients. Geriatric Psychiatry serves as a vital update on current knowledge and practice options for improving quality of life in older adults with mental illnesses.
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"With the help of a well-selected group of authors from his and other institutions, Dr. Mellow provides a timely and scholarly overview of some hot issues in geriatric psychiatry."-- "James Ellison, M.D., Psychiatric Services", "Mrch 2004"
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Table of contents

ContributorsIntroduction to the Review of Psychiatry SeriesPrefaceChapter 1. Depression and Anxiety in Late LifeChapter 2. Dementia 35Chapter 3. Late-Life PsychosesChapter 4. Late-Life AddictionsChapter 5. Geriatric Psychiatry at the Crossroads of Public Policy and Clinical PracticeIndex
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