Functional Psychiatric Disorders of the Elderly

Functional Psychiatric Disorders of the Elderly

by Edmond Chiu, David Ames, Tom Arie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521026768

ISBN-13: 9780521026765

Pub. Date: 04/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Until recently, medical literature has sadly neglected the commonest psychiatric disorders of old age. This volume neatly remedies that situation by providing a comprehensive reference and thorough practical guide to all the psychiatric disorders of the elderly not known to be caused by organic disease. Weaving together psychiatry and somatic medicine, the volume…  See more details below

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Until recently, medical literature has sadly neglected the commonest psychiatric disorders of old age. This volume neatly remedies that situation by providing a comprehensive reference and thorough practical guide to all the psychiatric disorders of the elderly not known to be caused by organic disease. Weaving together psychiatry and somatic medicine, the volume covers neuroses, affective disorders, substance abuse, psychosexual disorders, schizophrenia, epidemiology and treatment methods. Along with case histories that bring much of the detail into lively focus, the chapters are fully cross-referenced and are rich in practical advice on multidisciplinary management strategies. This first exhaustive text on the psychiatry of old age will be of great interest to all professionals concerned with the health of older people, including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, nurses, doctors of geriatrics and health care administrators.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521026765
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2006
Pages:
652
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; Preface; Introduction - a personal note Tom Arie; Acknowledgement; Part I. Classification: 1. Functional psychiatric disorders in ICD 10 Norman Sartorius and T. Bedirhan Üstün; 2. The classification of functional psychiatric disorders in DSM-III-R and DSM-IV Peter Rabins and Marshal Folstein; Part II. General Epidemiology: 3. Epidemiology in the study of functional psychiatric disorders of the elderly Robin Eastwood; Part III. Neuroses: 4. Panic disorders in the elderly Fiona Judd and Graham Burrows; 5. Obsessive-compulsive disorder in the elderly John Tiller; 6. Generalized anxiety and phobic disorders James Lindesay and Sube Banerjee; Part IV. Affective Disorders: 7. The epidemiology of affective disorders in old age John Snowdon; 8. The outcome of depressive illness in old age Peter Burvill; 9. Pseudodementia in geriatric depression Rotimi Bajulaiye and George S. Alexopoulos; 10. Depression in nursing and residential homes David Ames; 11. Depression in primary care settings Martin Blanchard and Anthony Mann; 12. Treatment of depression in the elderly Henry Brodaty and Kaarin Anstey; 13. Mania in late life: conceptual and clinical issues Ken Shulman; 14. Suicide in the elderly Ajit Shah and Thirunavukarasu Ganesvaran; Part V. Psychosexual Disorders: 15. Psychosexual disorders John Kellett; Part VI. Substance Use and Abuse: 16. Substance use and abuse Stephen Ticehurst; Part VII. Schizophrenia and Related Psychoses: 17. The elderly with schizophrenia Heinz Häfner and Martin Hambrecht; 18. Late onset paranoid disorders: I. coming to terms with late paraphrenia Osvaldo Almeida, Robert Howard, Hans Förstl and Raymond Levy; II. paraphrenia, schizophrenia or? Peter Rabins and Godfrey Pearlson; 19. Community or asylum? finding a place to care for the elderly psychiatric patient Chris Gilleard; Part VIII. Psychological, Biological and Medical Issues: 20. A developmental psychology of old age Sid Williams; 21. The biology of functional psychiatric disorders Michael Philpot; 22. Brain imaging in functional psychiatric disorders of the elderly Robert Howard and Barbara Beats; 23. Medical co-morbidity: presentation in a general hospital setting Brice Pitt; 24. Psychiatric aspects of cerebro-vascular disease Peter Burvill; Part IX. Treatment Methods: 25. Geriatric psychopharmacology Brian Leonard; 26. Electro-convulsive therapy in later life Susan Benbow; 27. Family therapy Barbara Knothe and Peter McArdle; 28. Group therapy in the elderly Sanford Finkel, Paul Metler, Wendy Wasson, Karen Berte, Nancy Bailey, Diane Brauer and James Gandy; 29. Integrated psychotherapy of the elderly Joel Sadavoy; 30. Management of the treatment team in a multidisciplinary framework Edmond Chiu; 31. Occupational therapy Kristine Alexander; 32. Nursing management Jan Tinney; 33. Social work and the psychiatry of late life Elizabeth Ozanne; 34. Music therapy Ruth Bright; 35. Physiotherapy Karen Webster and Joan McMeeken; Part X. Conclusion: A concluding overview Brian Davies; Index.

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