Comprehensive Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry Study Guide / Edition 3

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Overview

Created by the editors of the esteemed Comprehensive Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition, this study guide allows medical students, residents, and psychiatrists to assess their understanding of the material covered in the classic textbook of geriatric psychiatry.
The two-part format of this guide will allow readers to contemplate answers to questions in each chapter before the answers are revealed. The second part of the book reproduces each question along with its answer, explanatory notes, and supporting references.Whether you are studying for a certification board, state licensing exam, or just needing to bone up on your knowledge of this important subject area, The Study Guide to the Comprehensive Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry is essential and useful reading.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393704280
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/19/2005
  • Edition description: Study Guide
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

George T. Grossberg, M.D., is the Samuel W. Fordyce Professor and Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at St Louis University School of Medicine. He has edited five textbooks and contributed more than 250 chapters, abstracts, and papers to the psychogeriatric literature. Grossberg is also a past president of AAGP and president elect of the IPA.

Lissy Jarvik, M.D., Ph. D., is Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA School of Medicine and Distinguished Physician Emeritus with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Her publications number more than 300.

Barnett S. Meyers, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Professor in the Program of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University. Dr. Meyers is also a past-president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and author of more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters.

Joel Sadavoy, M.D., FRCP (C), is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, as well as Psychiatrist in Chief and inaugural Pencer Chair in Applied General Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He has published widely in journals, his own books and in most standard textbooks in the field.

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction
1 Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders 3
2 Genetics of Dementia 39
3 Genetics of Mood Disorders and Associated Psychopathology 85
4 The Biology of Aging 105
5 Normal Aging: Changes in Cognitive Abilities 131
6 Sociodemographic Aspects of Aging 147
7 Self, Morale, and the Social World of Older Adults 159
8 The Role of Religion/Spirituality in the Mental Health of Older Adults 203
9 Ethnocultural Aspects of Aging in Mental Health 225
10 Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation 253
11 Medical Evaluation and Common Medical Problems of the Geriatric Psychiatry Patient 281
12 The Neurological Evaluation in Geriatric Psychiatry 315
13 Neuropsychological Testing of the Older Adult 371
14 Neuroimaging in Late-Life Mental Disorders 391
15 Electroencephalography 429
16 Alzheimer's Disease 449
17 Vascular Dementias 511
18 Delirium 525
19 Other Dementias and Mental Disorders Due to General Medical Conditions 545
20 Grief and Bereavement 579
21 Late-Life Mood Disorders 609
22 Psychoses 655
23 Anxiety Disorders 687
24 Personality Disorders 701
25 Substance Abuse 723
26 Sleep Disorders in Geriatric Psychiatry 763
27 Sexuality and Aging 789
28 The Practice of Evidence-Based Geriatric Psychiatry 817
29 Electroconvulsive Therapy 845
30 Psychopharmacology 903
31 Individual Psychotherapy 993
32 Group Therapy 1023
33 Family Issues in Mental Disorders of Late Life 1055
34 Psychiatric Aspects of Long-Term Care 1071
35 Psychogeriatric Programs: Inpatient Hospital Units and Partial Hospital Programs 1103
36 Geriatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry 1119
37 Integrated Community Services 1143
38 Legal and Ethical Issues 1183
39 Financial Issues 1207
40 Private Practice Issues 1239
41 Psychiatry at the End of Life 1265
Index 1281
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