Study Guide to Geriatric Psychiatry

Study Guide to Geriatric Psychiatry : A Companion to the American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of "Geriatric Psychiatry"

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Study Guide to Geriatric Psychiatry is a question-and-answer companion that allows you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition. The Study Guide is made up of 211 questions divided into 32 individual quizzes of 5-10 questions each that correspond to chapters in the Textbook. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct. The Study Guide's companion, the third edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry 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 aging changes, this popular compendium, considered the standard in the field, has been scientifically reviewed and updated for the third edition, 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. Purchase the online version of the Study Guide at http://cme.psychiatryonline.org and receive instant scoring and CME credits. Please note that scoring of the exam and CME credit are available only if you purchase the online version.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.3 x 7.6mm | 476.28g
  • American Psychiatric Association Publishing
  • American Psychiatric Press Inc.
  • VA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 158562263X
  • 9781585622634

Table of contents

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. The psychiatric interview of older adults. Use of the laboratory in the diagnostic workup of older adults. Neuropsychological assessment of dementia. 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. 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. Legal, ethical, and policy issues. The past and future of geriatric psychiatry.show more

About Lloyd Benjamin

Lloyd Benjamin, M.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, in Sacramento, California. James A. Bourgeois, O.D., M.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Consultation-Liaison Service at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California. Narriman C. Shahrokh is Chief Administrative Officer in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California. Dan G. Blazer, M.D., Ph.D., is J.P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.show more

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