Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry

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Overview

Written by noted authorities in geriatric psychiatry, this volume is a clinically oriented guide to the diagnostic workup and treatment of psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders in elderly patients. The book describes in detail the neurologic and neuropsychiatric patient assessment and the use of all treatment modalities, both psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic, in elderly patients.

Chapters discuss the treatment of disorders in all clinical settings—inpatient, outpatient, emergency, primary care, assisted living, and long-term care. Algorithms for workup and treatment are included, as well as case studies and personal accounts by patients and care providers. Appendices provide drug information and additional resources.

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This is an outstanding new and comprehensive textbook on geriatric psychiatry. It is actually an update of Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry that was published 17 years ago. Written and edited by an array of internationally recognized clinician-scientists in geriatric psychiatry, this is an excellent contribution to the psychiatric literature.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the editors, is to "assist direct-care psychiatric clinicians by providing them with useful, comprehensive, cutting-edge information, along with practical approaches to optimize care...." Indeed, the editors have produced an exceptional, up-to-date textbook that is clinically useful.
Audience: The intended audience is chiefly geriatric psychiatrists and general psychiatrists. Geriatricians, primary care physicians, psychologists, and social workers would benefit from reading this book. Psychiatry residents rotating through geriatric psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry, behavioral neurology/neuropsychiatry fellows need to know the information contained in this accessible book. Certainly individuals who are planning to sit for the written examination for added qualifications in geriatric psychiatry would be well prepared by reading this book.
Features: All of the 43 chapters are scholarly written with pertinent and timely references. The first of the five sections covers issues regarding the patient, the geriatric psychiatrist, and the caregiver. The second section covers assessment and includes excellent chapters on the medical, neurologic, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging evaluation of the geriatric patient. Section three covers psychotherapeutic, psychopharmacologic, and convulsive therapy of geriatric psychiatric disorders as well as informative chapters on hospice care, spirituality, and ethical issues. The core of the textbook is in section four, which reviews all the important neuropsychiatric disorders in the elderly. The final section covers such important topics as depression and anxiety in dementia patients, psychiatric and cognitive side effects of medications, persistent pain, and apathy. Appendix A is a useful guide to geriatric psychopharmacology; appendix B reviews essential neuroanatomy for the practicing psychiatrist; and appendix C is a listing of resources for geriatric psychiatry. The index is helpful for searching specific topics.
Assessment: Luckily, I was asked to review this book one month prior to taking the ABPN recertification examination in geriatric psychiatry (10 years went by too fast!). When I took the first exam, I must confess that I did not actually study for it. Since I am a full-time academic neuropsychiatrist who teaches much of the information contained in this book to residents and fellows, is a voracious reader of overlapping topics, and who sees a fair number of geriatric patients each week, I was planning not to study for this recertification. I definitely learned a lot from reading this book and most of the material that is covered in this textbook was covered in the examination. I am glad I read it — I also hope I passed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781748100
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. The Geriatric Patient
    Gene Cohen MD, PhD
  2. The Geriatric Caregiver
    Larry W. Thompson, Adam P. Spira, Colin A. Depp, Jocelyn Shealy McGee, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
  3. Psychiatric Interview
    Daniel Carlat
  4. Neuorpsychology
    Elisabeth Koss, Deborah K. Attix
  5. The Dementia Work-Up
    Lisa L. Boyle, M. Saleem Ismail, Anton P. Porsteinsson
  6. Cultural Issues
    Kenneth Sakauye
  7. Forensic Evaluations
    Stuart A. Anfang, Paul S. Appelbaum
  8. Psychotherapy with Older Adults
    Mary F. Wyman, Amber Gum, Patricia A. Areán
  9. Psychopharmacotherapy in Older Adults
    Gabe J. Maletta
  10. Spirituality and Geriatric Psychiatry
    Len Sperry
  11. Ethical Issues in Geriatric Psychiatry
    Jason Borenstein, Kenneth W. Goodman
  12. Memory Disorders
    Yonas Endale Geda, Selamawit Negash, Ronald C. Petersen
  13. Alzheimer Disease
    David Knopman
  14. Vascular Dementia
    Helen Lavretsky, Helena Chui
  15. Frontotemporal Demenita
    Andrew Kertesz
  16. Delirium in the Elderly
    David J. Meagher, John Norton, Paula Trzepacz
  17. Geriatric Bipolar Disorder
    Brent Forester, Francesca Cannavo Antognini
  18. Suicide
    Paul R. Duberstein, Marnin J. Heisel, Yeates Conwell
  19. Psychosis in the Elderly
    Salman Karim, Alistair Burns
  20. Adjustment Disorders in Late Life
    Melinda Lantz
  21. Anxious Older Adults: Prevalence, Assessment, and Treatment
    Sean A. Lauderdale, Kacie Kelly, Javaid Sheikh
  22. Somatoform Disorders
    Terry Rabinowitz, John P. Hirdes, Isabelle Desjardins
  23. Agitation and Psychosis Associated with Dementia
    Ashok J. Bharucha, Bruce G. Pollock
  24. Depression and Anxiety Associated with Dementia
    Natalie Sachs-Ericsson, Dan G. Blazer
  25. Psychiatric Manifestations of Medications in the Elderly
    Michael Kotlyar, Catherine I. Lindblad, Shelly L. Gray, Joseph T. Hanlon
  26. Movement Disorders
    David Naimark, Elizabeth Collumb, Ansar Haroun, Dilip V. Jeste
  27. Psychiatric Care of the Older Adult With Persistent Pain
    Jordan F. Karp, Debra K. Weiner
  28. Apathy
    William B. Orr

    Appendix A — Pharmacotherapy of Psychotropic Medications in the Elderly
    Kimberly M. Mattox, Shane A. Fishco, Gabe Maletta

    Appendix B

    Appendix C

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