Comprehensive Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry / Edition 3
  • Comprehensive Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry / Edition 3
  • Comprehensive Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry / Edition 3

Comprehensive Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry / Edition 3

by George T. Grossberg
     
 

The Comprehensive Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry is the standard reference in the field.
Sponsored by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, this invaluable reference covers the entire range of geriatric psychiatry including: the ageing process; psychiatric disorders of the elderly; principles of diagnosis and treatment; medical-legal, ethical,

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Overview

The Comprehensive Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry is the standard reference in the field.
Sponsored by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, this invaluable reference covers the entire range of geriatric psychiatry including: the ageing process; psychiatric disorders of the elderly; principles of diagnosis and treatment; medical-legal, ethical, and financial issues. Each of the 41 chapters is authored by a key leader in the field.
Now in its third edition, this text has been expanded and thoroughly revised in order to reflect changes in the theory and practice of geriatric psychiatry. New chapters on the genetics of dementia and the genetics of mood disorders present the latest research data and their implications for psychiatric practice. Recent developments in the types and delivery of care are reflected in new chapters on matters such as the use of spirituality in psychiatry, evidence-based treatment, psychogeriatric programs, and geriatric consultation-liaison psychiatry. The treatment of ethical matters is enhanced by the addition of a full chapter on end-of-life issues. The result is a thorough, up-to-date, and authoritative overview of the dynamic and critical field of geriatric psychiatry as it moves into the 21st century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393704266
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/19/2004
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
1424
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
1Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders3
2Genetics of Dementia39
3Genetics of Mood Disorders and Associated Psychopathology85
4The Biology of Aging105
5Normal Aging: Changes in Cognitive Abilities131
6Sociodemographic Aspects of Aging147
7Self, Morale, and the Social World of Older Adults159
8The Role of Religion/Spirituality in the Mental Health of Older Adults203
9Ethnocultural Aspects of Aging in Mental Health225
10Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation253
11Medical Evaluation and Common Medical Problems of the Geriatric Psychiatry Patient281
12The Neurological Evaluation in Geriatric Psychiatry315
13Neuropsychological Testing of the Older Adult371
14Neuroimaging in Late-Life Mental Disorders391
15Electroencephalography429
16Alzheimer's Disease449
17Vascular Dementias511
18Delirium525
19Other Dementias and Mental Disorders Due to General Medical Conditions545
20Grief and Bereavement579
21Late-Life Mood Disorders609
22Psychoses655
23Anxiety Disorders687
24Personality Disorders701
25Substance Abuse723
26Sleep Disorders in Geriatric Psychiatry763
27Sexuality and Aging789
28The Practice of Evidence-Based Geriatric Psychiatry817
29Electroconvulsive Therapy845
30Psychopharmacology903
31Individual Psychotherapy993
32Group Therapy1023
33Family Issues in Mental Disorders of Late Life1055
34Psychiatric Aspects of Long-Term Care1071
35Psychogeriatric Programs: Inpatient Hospital Units and Partial Hospital Programs1103
36Geriatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry1119
37Integrated Community Services1143
38Legal and Ethical Issues1183
39Financial Issues1207
40Private Practice Issues1239
41Psychiatry at the End of Life1265
Index1281

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