Psychiatric Care in the Nursing Home

Psychiatric Care in the Nursing Home

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This is a comprehensive review of the present state of knowledge about mental illness in the long-term care setting. Recognised experts in geriatrics provide up-to-date recommendations for the evaluation and treatent of the full range of psychiatric disorders that complicate the care of nursing home residents. Among the topics reviewed in depth are the description, diagnosis, and treatment of depression, anxiety, agitation, sexual dysfunction, sleep disorders, substance abuse, and psychosis. Contemporary strategies for successful psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatments are discussed in detail. Special considerations related to dementia and delirium in the nursing home setting are also presented, as well as ethical, medico-legal problems and the special needs of residents with mental retardation.show more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 22.9mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, line figures, tables, bibliography
  • 0195085159
  • 9780195085150

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"The text...has a consistent format throughout most of the chapters; a clear, unobtrusive style; a complete index; and a very large and up-to-date bibliography at the end of each chapter....I would recommend to any psychiatrist attempting to help the medically ill patient."--American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry "The text...has a consistent format throughout most of the chapters; a clear, unobtrusive style; a complete index; and a very large and up-to-date bibliography at the end of each chapter....I would recommend to any psychiatrist attempting to help the medically ill patient."--American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry "The text...has a consistent format throughout most of the chapters; a clear, unobtrusive style; a complete index; and a very large and up-to-date bibliography at the end of each chapter....I would recommend to any psychiatrist attempting to help the medically ill patient."--American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry "The text...has a consistent format throughout most of the chapters; a clear, unobtrusive style; a complete index; and a very large and up-to-date bibliography at the end of each chapter....I would recommend to any psychiatrist attempting to help the medically ill patient."--American Journal ofGeriatric Psychiatryshow more

Table of contents

1. The Nursing Home as a Psychiatric Hospital; 2. General Approaches to Behavioral Disturbances; 3. Psychopharmacology; 4. Dementia; 5. Delirium; 6. Mood Disorders; 7. Anxiety Disorders; 10. Sexuality; 11. Mental Retardation; 12. Substance Use Disorders; 13. Insight-Oriented and Supportive Psychotherapy; 14. Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy; 15. Working with Families; 16. Psychiatric Consultation and Liaison; 17. Ethical Issues; 18. Medicological Issuesshow more

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