Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology / Edition 2

Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology / Edition 2

by Ronald W. Pies, Ira R. Katz
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1585622524

ISBN-13: 9781585622528

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

What do clinicians who are face-to-face with the geriatric patient need to know to safely and effectively prescribe psychotropic medications to the elderly?

Clinicians can now turn to this definitive handbook for answers. Here, three experienced pharmacologists offer a true "how to" guide to clinical geriatric prescribing, drawing upon their own first-hand

Overview

What do clinicians who are face-to-face with the geriatric patient need to know to safely and effectively prescribe psychotropic medications to the elderly?

Clinicians can now turn to this definitive handbook for answers. Here, three experienced pharmacologists offer a true "how to" guide to clinical geriatric prescribing, drawing upon their own first-hand clinical experience and reading of the literature in geriatric psychopharmacology.

Unlike other hardcover-only references in this field, this concise handbook is replete with valuable advice (e.g., drug dosing, titration) for day-to-day clinical practice, including strategies for improving compliance among the elderly. Each chapter covers a major psychotropic class, detailing the pharmacology, clinical use, side effects, and treatment of selected syndromes and disorders -- plus its own unique "quick-reference" summary of prescribing data on selected drugs. Concluding chapters detail the treatment of substance-related disorders, movement disorders, and dementias and other cognitive syndromes in the elderly -- in-depth discussions that are simply not available elsewhere in the literature.

Written for residents, fellows, and colleagues in psychiatry and medicine who diagnose and treat psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions that can affect geriatric patients, this clinical reference can be used across all treatment settings for the elderly (e.g., inpatient, outpatient, day hospital, consultation, and nursing homes). Geriatric and general psychiatrists, geriatric medical specialists, internists and family practitioners, medical students and residents, and case managers and social workers -- all will come to rely on this handy guide for the critical information needed to provide optimal care for our fast-growing population of elderly patients.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585622528
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
829
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

The practice of geriatric psychopharmacology. Basic psychopharmacology and aging. Antipsychotics. Antidepressants. Mood stabilizers. Anxiolytic and sedative-hypnotic medications. Treatment of substance-related disorders. Treatment of movement disorders. Medications to treat dementia and other cognitive disorders. Analgesic medications. Index.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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