Neuroimaging and the Psychiatry of Late Life

Neuroimaging and the Psychiatry of Late Life

by David Ames, Edmond Chiu, Raymond Levy
     
 

This book provides clinicians with a reliable reference, written by prominent figures in neuroradiology and old age psychiatry, which draws together current knowledge of late life mental disorders as revealed by neuroimaging.Highly illustrated, it provides a useful overview of the various techniques of neuroimaging now available, the contribution of neuroimaging to… See more details below

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This book provides clinicians with a reliable reference, written by prominent figures in neuroradiology and old age psychiatry, which draws together current knowledge of late life mental disorders as revealed by neuroimaging.Highly illustrated, it provides a useful overview of the various techniques of neuroimaging now available, the contribution of neuroimaging to understanding the specific psychiatric disorders of late life, and guidelines for clinicians on the choice of imaging for the investigation of their patients.

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Michael J. Schrift
This is an excellent book covering brain imaging in geriatric neuropsychiatry. Written and edited by internationally recognized experts in the field, this book is a valuable contribution to psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry. The purpose of the book, according to the editors, is to educate and advise the clinician who must deal with the protean manifestations of psychiatric disorders of late life. The intended audience is researchers and clinicians. The book reviews the current knowledge base of neuroimaging in older adults with neuropsychiatry disorders. It will help guide clinicians in the use of this technology. The book would also be useful to psychiatric residents and fellows in geriatric psychiatry, behavioral neurology, and neuropsychiatry. Modern methods of neuroimaging are covered including computed tomography, MRI, SPECT, EEG, and MEG. Neuroimaging in normal elderly persons, as well as in patients with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, mood disorders, and late paraphrenia are covered. An especially useful section is devoted to clinical guidelines for brain imaging specifically addressing ""which scan, for whom, when, and why."" This is a valuable new book summarizing the state of brain imaging in geriatric neuropsychiatry. Any clinician or researcher involved in this field should read and refer to this book. This is an exceptional contribution to the field.
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"This is a valuable new book summarizing the state of brain imaging in geriatric neuropsychiatry. Any clinician or researcher involved in this field should read and refer to this book. This is an exceptional contribution to the field." Doody Publishing

"This is an excellent book covering brain imaging in geriatric neuropsychiatry. Written and edited by internationally recognized experts in the field, this book is a valuable contribution to psychaitry, neuropsychaitry, and geriatric psychiatry....This is a valuable new book summarizing the state of brain imaging in geriatric neuropsychiatry. Any clinician or researcher involved in this field should read and refere to this book. This is an exceptional contribution to the field." Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"...this is a valuable addition to the reference library of geriatric psychiatry clinicians and an excellent teaching resource for residents and fellows in geriatric psychiatry." P. Murali Doraiswamy, MD, Contemporary Gerontology

"The book comprehensively describes the neurologic and psychiatric changes in the aging brain. Most of the neuroimages discussed are CT and MRI findings...provides useful information on the basic neuropathology of brain aging and complements other functional neuroimaging reference sources." Clinical Nuclear Medicine

"...well-written and informative." Neuroradiology

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is an excellent book covering brain imaging in geriatric neuropsychiatry. Written and edited by internationally recognized experts in the field, this book is a valuable contribution to psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry.
Purpose: The purpose of the book, according to the editors, is to educate and advise the clinician who must deal with the protean manifestations of psychiatric disorders of late life.
Audience: The intended audience is researchers and clinicians. The book reviews the current knowledge base of neuroimaging in older adults with neuropsychiatry disorders. It will help guide clinicians in the use of this technology. The book would also be useful to psychiatric residents and fellows in geriatric psychiatry, behavioral neurology, and neuropsychiatry.
Features: Modern methods of neuroimaging are covered including computed tomography, MRI, SPECT, EEG, and MEG. Neuroimaging in normal elderly persons, as well as in patients with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, mood disorders, and late paraphrenia are covered. An especially useful section is devoted to clinical guidelines for brain imaging specifically addressing "which scan, for whom, when, and why."
Assessment: This is a valuable new book summarizing the state of brain imaging in geriatric neuropsychiatry. Any clinician or researcher involved in this field should read and refer to this book. This is an exceptional contribution to the field.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521112475
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/04/2009
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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