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From The CriticsReviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This valuable introduction to geriatric psychiatry is written and edited by well known experts in the field.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the editor, is to provide the reader with the recent accomplishments in geriatric psychiatry, particularly the understanding of the neurobiology of aging, and the contributions to the study of geriatric psychiatric disorders from molecular genetics, brain imaging, pharmacology, and health services research. The editor and authors have achieved their goal.
Audience: The intended audience, according to the editor, are psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, internists, and clinicians who care for geriatric patients.
Features: "Topics covered in the book's five chapters include anxiety and depression, dementia, late-life psychoses, late-life addictions, and public policy and clinical practice issues. Each chapter concludes with references and the book ends with a helpful index. "
Assessment: Clinicians working with the elderly would benefit from reading this book.