The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry / Edition 2by Dan G. Blazer, Ewald W. Busse
Pub. Date: 01/28/1996
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
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/i>/i>
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.
- American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
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- Second Edition
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- 8.83(w) x 11.27(h) x 1.50(d)
Table of Contents
The Basic Science of Geriatric Psychiatry. The myth, history, and science of aging. Physiological and clinical considerations of the geriatric patient. Perceptual changes with aging. Neuroanatomy and neuropathology of aging. Chemical messengers. Genetics and geriatric psychiatry. Psychological aspects of normal aging. Social and economic factors related to psychiatric disorders in late life. The epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in late life. The Diagnostic Interview in Late Life. The psychiatric interview of the geriatric patient. Use of the laboratory in the diagnostic workup of older adults. Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life. Cognitive disorders. Mood disorders. Schizophrenia and paranoid disorders. Anxiety and panic disorders. Somatoform and psychosexual disorders. Bereavement and adjustment disorders. Sleep and chronobiological disturbances. Alcohol and drug problems. Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life. Pharmacological treatment. Diet, nutrition, and exercise. Psychotherapy. Clinical psychiatry in the nursing home. The continuum of care: movement toward the community. The past and future of geriatric psychiatry. Index.
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