Comprehensive Review of Geriatric Psychiatry II / Edition 2

Comprehensive Review of Geriatric Psychiatry II / Edition 2

by Joel Sadavoy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0880487232

ISBN-13: 9780880487238

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Geriatrics and geriatric psychiatry are at a historic turning point. Major growth in clinical interest and research activity has sparked new discoveries in the field. No longer are senility and depression viewed solely as a fate in growing old, an unavoidable concomitant of aging. Comprehensive Review of Geriatric Psychiatry—II was developed in

Overview

Geriatrics and geriatric psychiatry are at a historic turning point. Major growth in clinical interest and research activity has sparked new discoveries in the field. No longer are senility and depression viewed solely as a fate in growing old, an unavoidable concomitant of aging. Comprehensive Review of Geriatric Psychiatry—II was developed in response to the major advances in the field.

As in the first edition, eminent contributors offer their collective expertise on emerging issues in the psychiatry of aging, providing mental health practitioners with a focused but comprehensive review of the field. Much of the first edition has been rewritten, revised, or updated, and new chapters have been added to reflect recent advances in theory and practice.

Targeted to all mental health professionals involved in the care of elderly people, this exceptional work covers the aging process, evaluation and diagnosis, and the major psychiatric disorders typically encountered by psychiatrists who treat aging patients. Newly written material is presented on topics such as genetics, normal aging, ethnocultural and sociodemographic aspects of aging, self and experience across the second half of life, Alzheimer's disease, grief and bereavement, and geriatric consultation-liaison psychiatry. Updated information on medical-legal and ethical issues is provided. Clinicians and residents alike will find the self-assessment section, a significant part of which is new, extremely beneficial.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880487238
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
1257
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.33(h) x 2.53(d)

Table of Contents

The Aging Process. Epidemiology of psychiatric disorders. Genetics of geriatric psychopathology. Biology of aging. Normal aging: changes in sensory/perceptual and cognitive abilities. Sociodemographic aspects. Self and experience across the second half of life. Evaluation and Diagnosis. Ethnocultural aspects. Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. Medical evaluation and common medical problems. The neurological evaluation. Neuropsychological testing. Neuroimaging. Electroencephalography. Psychiatric Disorders of the Elderly. Alzheimer's disease. Vascular dementias. Delirium. Other dementias and mental disorders due to general medical conditions. Grief and bereavement. Affective disorders. Psychoses. Anxiety disorders. Somatoform and personality disorders. Substance abuse. Sleep disorders. Sexuality and aging. Treatment. Electroconvulsive therapy. Psychopharmacology. Individual psychotherapy. Group therapy. Families of older adults. Psychiatric aspects of nursing home care. Geriatric consultation-liaison psychiatry. Acute care inpatient and day hospital treatment. Integrated community services. Medical-Legal, Ethical, and Financial Issues. Medical-legal issues. Clinical ethics. Financial issues. Self-Assessment: Questions and Answers. Self-assessment questions. Self-assessment answers. Index.

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