Neuroimaging and the Psychiatry of Late Lifeby 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 understanding the specific psychiatric disorders of late life, and guidelines for clinicians on the choice of imaging for the investigation of their patients.
"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
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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Meet the Author
Professor David Ames (BA, MD, FRCPsych, FRANZCP) graduated MB BS from the University of Melbourne in 1978 and trained in psychiatry at the Royal Melbourne (Australia) and Royal Free (London, UK) Hospitals (1982-7). His doctoral thesis was on the topic of depression in aged care homes. He was University of Melbourne Senior Lecturer (1989-1994), Associate Professor (1995-2005) and Professor of Psychiatry of Old Age (2005-2007), before taking up the post of Professor of Ageing and Health and Director of the National Ageing Research Institute in September 2007. He has extensive clinical experience in old age psychiatry and was director of the St Vincent's Health Aged Psychiatry Service from 2005 to 2008. David Ames has also edited the peer-reviewed Cambridge University Press journal International Psychogeriatrics (2003-2011). He has published over 145 peer-reviewed papers in academic journals and has co-edited or written 17 books. His main research interests are the early detection and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and the care of the depressed elderly.
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