Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry

Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry

by Dan G. Blazer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585622478

ISBN-13: 9781585622474

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

The Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry presents the essence of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition, covering not only a wide range of mental diseases of the elderly but also the so-called normal age changes that result in biological, social, and behavioral changes in older adults.

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Overview

The Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry presents the essence of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition, covering not only a wide range of mental diseases of the elderly but also the so-called normal age changes that result in biological, social, and behavioral changes in older adults.

The book's coverage begins with demography and epidemiology of late-life disorders and physiological considerations of patient care, then continues with all of the parent text's chapters on diagnostic interviews. Subsequent chapters address ten of the most prominent psychiatric disorders of the elderly and include recent insights into, for example, such matters as differential diagnostic problems in distinguishing dementia from delirium or depression, an in-depth review of late-life bereavement, and nonpharmacological approaches to helping families deal with agitation in older relatives. Each chapter ends with multiple-choice questions for self-assessment. Concluding with four chapters devoted to treatment—including psychopharmacology and psychotherapy— Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry is an important source of information for psychiatrists and other health professionals committed to the care of older adults.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585622474
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
499
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. Basic Issues in Geriatric Psychiatry. Demography and epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in late life. Physiological and clinical considerations of geriatric patient care. The Diagnostic Interview in Late Life. The psychiatric interview of older adults. Use of the laboratory in the diagnostic workup of older adults. Neuropsychological assessment of dementia. Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life. Cognitive disorders. Movement disorders. Mood disorders. Schizophrenia and paranoid disorders. Anxiety and panic disorders. Somatoform disorders. Bereavement and adjustment disorders. Sleep and circadian rhythm disorders. Alcohol and drug problems. Agitation and suspiciousness. Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life. Psychopharmacology. Individual and group psychotherapy. Working with the family of the older adult. Clinical psychiatry in the nursing home. Answer guide. Index.

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