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The renowned Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, now in its third edition, addresses the social and biological concepts of geriatric mental health from an international perspective. Featuring contributions by distinguished authors from around the world, the book offers a distinctive angle on issues in this continually developing discipline. Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry provides a comprehensive review of:
• geriatric psychiatry spanning both psychiatric and non-psychiatric disorders
• scientific advances in service development
• specific clinical dilemmas New chapters on:
• genetics of aging
• somatoform disorders
• epidemiology of substance abuse
• somatoform disorders
• care of the dying patient Continuing the practice of earlier editions, the major sections of the book address aging, diagnosis and assessment and clinical conditions, incorporating an engaging discussion on substance abuse and schizophrenic disorders. Shorter sections include the presentation of mental illness in elderly people from different cultures-one of the most popular sections in previous editions. Learning and behavioural studies, as well as models of geriatric psychiatry practice, are covered extensively. This book provides a detailed overview of the entire range of mental illness in old age, presented within an accessible format. Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry is an essential read for psychiatrists, geriatricians, neurologists and psychologists. It is of particular use for instructors of general psychiatry programs and their residents.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Overall, this book is a comprehensive overview of geriatric psychiatry that covers all major clinical areas and stands out for highlighting a historical perspective on mental illness in late life. It is a valuable contribution to the literature and should be of particular use to residents and trainees in geriatric psychiatry. However the breadth of ground covered by the editors also makes this book a useful reference guide for practicing general and geriatric psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and other health care proefessionals involved in caring for older adults with mental illness" (The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 2012)

“With thorough reviews on the nosology, epidemiology, assessments and bio-psychosocial therapies of the entire range of mental illnesses in the elderly, this volume makes it an indispensable resource for trainees, researchers and practitioners.” (Journal of International Psychogeriatrics, 2012)

"The third edition of Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry provides an important opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the knowledge available in geriatric psychiatry." (JAMA, 2012)

"This thoroughly revised and comprehensive third edition covers the subspecialty of geriatric psychiatry. . . This third edition remains an excellent, comprehensive, and up-to-date book written by a group of outstanding contributors." (Doody's, 16 September 2011)

"Featuring contributions by distinguished authors from around the world, the book offers a distinctive angle on issues in this continually developing discipline". ( Business Wire , 1 February 2011)

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, D.O., M.A.(University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This thoroughly revised and comprehensive third edition covers the subspecialty of geriatric psychiatry. As in the previous editions, it incorporates the contributions of internationally recognized experts in this field.
Purpose: Noting that "there has been substantial progress in the science and practice of geriatric psychiatry" since the second edition, the editors say that this edition is an attempt "to capture these advances and provide an up-to-date summary for trainees and practitioners." As in the second edition, the editors and chapter authors provide an authoritative book that draws on the knowledge of experts and reflects both new scientific advances and innovations in service development.
Audience: It is intended for psychiatrists, geriatric psychiatrists, geriatricians, and investigators who do research on aging and mental illness. As I noted in my review of the previous edition, due to its high price (almost $250), its use will be limited to serving as a reference in medical school and psychiatry department libraries. Although there is a separate eBook version available for purchase, it appears that there is no digital component for purchasers of the print version.
Features: The book remains encyclopedic, with 140 chapters divided into 11 sections. Topics include historical background, normal aging, diagnosis and assessment, degenerative and related disorders, affective disorders, schizophrenic disorders and paranoid states, neuroses, personality disorders, psychoactive substance abuse, learning and behavioral disorders, mental illness in different cultures, and the practice of psychogeriatric medicine. The book is filled with numerous charts and figures, and the references are voluminous and up to date. The index is quite helpful.

This third edition remains an excellent, comprehensive, and up-to-date book written by a group of outstanding contributors. However, because of the high price and the apparent lack of an accompanying online version, it will have limited in audience, but will be useful as a reference.

(Note: One of the editors of this edition is the head of the department of which I am a faculty member, although I do not feel (although I may be unaware) that this relationship influenced my review. I reviewed the previous edition, which had different editors.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470747230
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/22/2011
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 934
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 2.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mohammed T Abou-Saleh is Professor of Psychiatry at StGeorge's, University of London. Previously Professor and Chairmanof the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for ClinicalAffairs, United Arab Emirates University (1991-1998). Chairman ofthe World Psychiatric Association Section on Biological Psychiatrysince 1998. Consultant for the World Health Organisation, member ofthe Board of Directors of the World Federation for Mental Healthsince 2007. Research interests in clinical neurosciences ofdepression and substance misuse.

Cornelius Katona is Hon Professor of Psychiatry of theElderly at University College London. His main research interestsare in dementia, mood disorders in old age and mental health ofasylum seekers. He has extensive experience of clinical trial workin dementia and in depression. He is Chair of the World Federationof Societies of Biological Psychiatry Taskforce on Old Age and ofthe Dementia Clinical Studies Group within DeNDRoN (the UK Dementiaand Neurodegenerative Disorders Network). He has been Editor inChief of the Journal of Affective Disorders since 1994.

Anand Kumar is Lizzie Gilman Professor and Head of theDepartment of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.He received his M.D. degree from Madras Medical College in Madras,India and completed his Residency training in Psychiatry at theUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He subsequently served as aMedical Staff Fellow in the Laboratory of Neurosciences at theNational Institute on Aging. Dr. Kumar's research focuses onlate-life depression and mental disorders of the elderly, includingAlzheimer's disease. He was Treasurer, Program Committee Chair andPresident of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry,2004-2005. He is Associate Editor of the American Journal forGeriatric Psychiatry and has served as reviewer for numerous NIHreview committees. He has been consistently funded by NIH researchgrants for over 18 years and is author or co-author of more than100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.

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Table of Contents



Preface to Second Edition.

Preface to First Edition.


1 A Conceptual History in the Nineteenth Century (German E.Berrios).

2 The Development of Old Age Psychiatry in the UK (ClaireHilton and Tom Arie).

3 Commentary on 'In the Beginning' by Felix Post (ClaireHilton).


4 Changes in the Macrostructure and Microstructure of the AgeingBrain (Natalie M. Zahr, Adolf Pfefferbaum and Edith V.Sullivan).

5 Functional Imaging of the Ageing Brain (Robert Perneczky,Christian Sorg and Hans Forstl).

6 Neurophysiology of the Ageing Brain (Paolo Maria Rossiniand Laura Parisi).

7 Potential Regeneration of the Ageing Brain (Stephen B.Dunnett).

8 Neuroendocrinology of Ageing (Marcus Simmgen).

9 Genetic Aspects of Ageing (Ben Pickard and DouglasBlackwood).

10 The Clinical Pharmacology of Ageing (Brian Clarke and S.H. D. Jackson).

11 Cognitive Gerontology (Patrick Rabbitt).

12 Chronological and Functional Ageing (David Melzer and IainLang).

13 Successful Ageing (Ann Bowling).

14 Sexuality, Non-Traditional Relationships and Mental Health inOlder People (Ian Peate).

15 The Care Home Experience (Alisoun Milne).

16 Ageing: International Statistical Trends and Prospects(Fiona E. Matthews and George M. Savva).

17 Economics of Ageing and Mental Health (AndersWimo).

18 The Influence of Social Factors on Mental Health (Donna D.McAlpine and David Mechanic).


19 Classification of Dementia and other Cognitive Disorders inICD-10 and DSM-IV (A. Jablensky and J.E. Cooper).

20 Taking a Psychiatric History from Elderly Patients (SunitaSahu and Monica Crugel).

21 Mental State Examination in the Elderly (Joanne Rodda andZuzana Walker).

22 The Physical Examination: A Guide for Old Age Psychiatrists(Stephen Todd, John O'Hare, Bernadette McGuinness and A. PeterPassmore).

23 Investigations in Old Age Psychiatry (Sujatha Merve andRobert C. Baldwin).

24 Bedside Assessment of Cognitive Functioning (RichardPerry).

25 Neuropsychological Assessment (Linda Clare).

26 Overview of Rating Scales in Old Age Psychiatry (KennethC. M. Wilson, Ben Green and Pat Mottram).

27 The Mini-Mental State Examination: A Brief CognitiveAssessment (Marshal Folstein, Susan Folstein and JonathanFolstein).

28 The Informant Questionnaire on Cognitive Decline in theElderly (IQCODE) (Nicolas Cherbuin and Anthony FrancisJorm).

29 Geriatric Depression Scale (Meghan A. Marty, Renee Pepin,Andrea June and Daniel L. Segal).

30 Dementia Care Mapping (Dawn Brooker).

31 Staging Dementia (Barry Reisberg, Imran A. Jamil, SharjeelKhan, Isabel Monteiro, Carol Torossian, Steven Ferris, MarwanSabbagh, Serge Gauthier, Stefanie Auer, Melanie B. Shulman, AlanKluger, Emile Franssen and Jerzy Wegiel).

32 The Clinical Dementia Rating (Rawan Tarawneh, B. JoySnider, Mary Coats and John C. Morris).

33 GMS-HAS-AGECAT Package and the Global Mental HealthAssessment Tool (GMHAT): Epidemiology and Closing the Treatment Gap(John R. M. Copeland).

34 Assessing Life Skills (Colin Depp, Veronica Cardenas,Ashley Cain and Thomas L. Patterson).

35 Quality of Life Measures in Old Age (Juanita Hoe, MartinOrrell and Gill Livingston).


36 Delirium (Barbara Kamholz).

37 The Nosology of Dementia (Kenneth Rockwood).

38 Epidemiology of Dementia (Mary Ganguli).

39 An Introduction to the Medical Research Council CognitiveFunction and Ageing Studies (CFAS) I and II (Fiona E. Matthewsand Carol Brayne).

40 The Lundby Study (Mats Bogren, Cecilia Mattisson and PerNettelbladt).

41 Clinical Features of Alzheimer’s Disease: Cognitive andNon-cognitive (Oludamilola Salami and Constantine G.Lyketsos).

42 Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia and Alzheimer'sDisease (David Aaron Maroof and Cynthia A. Munro).

43 Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease (Lynn M. Bekris,Chang-En Yu, Thomas D. Bird and Debby Tsuang).

44 Mouse Models of Alzheimer’s Disease (Esther Oh,Constantine Lyketsos and Philip Wong).

45 Physiological Neuroimaging in Ageing and Dementia: Metabolicand Molecular Scanning (Markus Donix, Susan Y. Bookheimer andGary W. Small).

46 Computational Anatomy in Alzheimer’s Disease (AlexD. Leow, Liana G. Apostolova and Paul M. Thompson).

47 Alzheimer’s Disease: Risk Factors and PreventiveStrategies (JoAnn T. Tschanz and John C. S. Breitner).

48 Down Syndrome: Genetic and Clinical Overlap with Dementia(Giles M.Y. Tan and Declan G.M. Murphy).

49 The Molecular Neuropathology of Alzheimer's Disease (OrlyLazarov).

50 Neurochemistry of Alzheimer's Disease (Paul T.Francis).

51 Antemortem Markers (Susan J. van Rensburg, Felix C.V.Potocnik, Maritha J. Kotze and Dan J. Stein).

52 Pharmacological Therapies in Alzheimer's Disease (MartinSteinberg and Constantine G. Lyketsos).

53 Behavioural Management in Alzheimer's Disease –Pharmacology (David A. Merrill and David L. Sultzer).

54 Behavioural Management: Non-Pharmacological (JiskaCohen-Mansfield).

55 Emerging Applications of Gene and Somatic Cell Therapy inGeriatric Neuropsychiatry (Eric Wexler).

56 Vascular Dementia (Ingmar Skoog).

57 The Frontotemporal Dementia Syndromes (Mario F.Mendez).

58 The Lewy Body Dementia Spectrum (Alpha Synucleinopathies)(J.-P. Taylor and I. G. McKeith).

59 Prion Diseases (Brian S. Appleby).

60 Alcoholic and Other Toxic Dementias (Eileen M.Joyce).

61 Reversible Dementias (Michael Philpot).

62 Cognitive Domains Affected by Conditions of Ageing and theRole of Neuropsychological Testing (Heather R. Romero, Scott M.Hayes and Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer).

63 Memory Training for Older Adults (Karen Miller, LindaErcoli, Jeanne Kim and Gary W. Small).

64 Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches to MemoryImprovement in the Elderly (Helen Lavretsky).

65 Ethics of Dementia Care (Eran Klein and JasonKarlawish).

66 Successful Interventions for Family Caregivers (L.McKenzie Zeiss, Yookyung Kwon, Renee Marquett and DoloresGallagher-Thompson).

67 The Role of Alzheimer Societies in the United States (RuthO’Hara and Bevin Powers).

68 Psychiatric Manifestations of Nervous System Infections(Jeffrey T. Guptill and E. Wayne Massey).

69 Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computed Tomography (HowardAizenstein and Vijay Venkatraman).

70 Functional MRI Studies in Ageing and Early Alzheimer'sDisease (Ottavio V. Vitolo and Reisa A. Sperling).

71 Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (Olusola Ajilore, BrentForester, Matthew R. Woodward and Anand Kumar).


72 Nosology and Classification of Mood Disorders (DanBlazer).

73 Genetics of Affective Disorders (Carolina Aponte Urdanetaand John L. Beyer).

74 Environmental Factors, Life Events and Coping Abilities(Toni C. Antonucci and James S. Jackson).

75 Vascular Disease and Late-Life Depressive Disorder (RobertBaldwin).

76 Mood Disorders in Parkinson’s Disease (John V.Hindle).

77 Epidemiology of Depression: Prevalence and Incidence(Ruoling Chen and John Copeland).

78 Neuroimaging in Geriatric Depression (Faith M.Gunning).

79 Clinical Features of Depressive Disorders in the Elderly(Davangere P. Devanand and Steven P. Roose).

80 The Outcome of Late-life Depressive Disorders (AartjanT.F. Beekman, Harm W.J. van Marwijk and Max L. Stek).

81 Physical Illness and Depression (Mavis Evans).

82 Depression After Stroke (Peter Knapp and AllanHouse).

83 Cross-Cultural Variation in the Experience of Depression inOlder People in the UK (Vanessa Lawrence, Joanna Murray, AnthonyKlugman and Sube Banerjee).

84 Treatment of Late-Life Depression In Community Settings(Carolyn Chew-Graham).

85 Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) (David G.Wilkinson).

86 Pharmacological Treatment of Depression (Mohammed T.Abou-Saleh and Cornelius Katona).

87 Psychotherapy of Depression and Dysthymia (PhilipWilkinson).

88 Acute Management of Late-Life Depression (V. Gardner andD.C. Steffens).

89 Bereavement (Robert J. Kastenbaum).

90 Suicidal Behaviour (Brian Draper).

91 The Assessment of Depressive Syndromes (Adriana P. Hermidaand William M. McDonald).

92 Mania: Epidemiology and Risk Factors (Susan W.Lehmann).

93 Acute Mania and Bipolar Affective Disorder (M. Sajatovic,N. Herrmann and K.I. Shulman).


94 Late-Life Psychotic Disorders: Nosology and Classification(Nicole M. Lanouette, Lisa T. Eyler and Dilip V. Jeste).

95 Schizophrenic Disorder and Mood-Incongruent Paranoid States:Epidemiology and Course (Cynthia D. Fields and Peter V.Rabins).

96 Clinical Assessment and Differential Diagnosis (David N.Anderson).

97 Treatment of Late-Life Psychosis (Peter Connelly and NeilPrentice).


98 Nosology and Classification of Neurotic Disorders (DavidBienenfeld).

99 The Epidemiology of Depression and Anxiety (Robert Stewartand James Lindesay).

100 Psychopharmacological Treatment of Anxiety (John L.Beyer).

101 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (James Lindesay).

102 Somatoform Disorders and Unexplained Physical Symptoms(Bart Sheehan).

103 Other Neurotic Disorders (Jerome J. Schulte, C. MichaelHendricks and David Bienenfeld).


104 Personality Disorders: Description, Aetiology, andEpidemiology (Victor Molinari and Daniel L. Segal).

105 Diagnostic and Treatment Issues Regarding PersonalityDisorder in Older Adults (Richard A. Zweig and Dana ScherrParchi).


106 Alcohol Abuse and Treatment in the Elderly (Helen H.Kyomen and Benjamin Liptzin).

107 Epidemiology of Alcohol Problems and Drinking Patterns(Celia F. Hybels and Dan G. Blazer).

108 Drug Misuse in the Elderly (Martin M. Schmidt andMohammed T. Abou-Saleh).


109 Old Age and Learning Disability (Oyepeju Raji and AsimNaeem).

110 The Elderly Offender (Graeme A. Yorston).

111 Sleep and Ageing: Disorders and Management (Helen Chiuand Joshua Tsoh).

112 Sexual Disorders (Walter Pierre Bouman).


113 Assessing Mental Health in Different Cultures (RobButler, Sati Sembhi and Melanie Abas).

114 The Cross-Cultural Epidemiology of Mental Illness in Old Age(Martin Prince).

115 Mental Illness in the Elderly in South Asia (Vikram Pateland K. S. Shaji).

116 Dementia and Depression in Africa (OlusegunBaiyewu).

117 Dementia and Depression in China (Helen Chiu and CindyTam).

118 Spirituality and Mental Illness in Old Age (Susan MaryBenbow and David Jolley).

119 Development of Health and Social Services in the UK from theTwentieth Century Onwards (John P. Wattis).

120 The Pattern of Psychogeriatric Services (John P.Wattis).

121 The Multidisciplinary Team and Day Care Provision (MartinOrrell and Kunle Ashaye).

122 NHS Continuing Care (Clive Ballard, Ramilgan Chitramohan,Zunera Khan and Jean Beh).

123 Overview of Law, Ethics and Mental Health in Old Age(Julian C. Hughes).

124 The US System of Geriatric Mental Health Care: Financing andFuture Challenges (Stephen J. Bartels).

125 Geriatric Psychiatric Outpatient Care: The Private PracticeModel in the USA (Elliott M. Stein and Gary S. Moak).

126 The Medical Psychiatry Inpatient Unit (Maria I. Lapid andTeresa A. Rummans).

127 Psychiatric Services in Long-Term Care (Marc E. Agronin,Stephen M. Scheinthal and Ashok J. Bharucha).

128 Geriatric Psychiatry Care in the Private PsychiatricHospital Setting (Brent P. Forester, Robert Kohn, Susan Kim andThomas Idiculla).

129 Liaison with Medical and Surgical Teams (David N.Anderson0.

130 Rehabilitation (Rob Jones).

131 Anaesthetics and Mental State (Andrew Moore Severn andDavid Gwyn Seymour).

132 Nutritional State (David N. Anderson and Mohammed T.Abou-Saleh).

133 Caregiver Support (Kathleen C. Buckwalter, Mary EllenStolder, Charlene S. Aaron and Catherine Messinger).

134 Elder Abuse – Epidemiology, Recognition and Management(Alexander M. Thomson and Martin J. Vernon).

135 Care of the Dying (Adrian Treloar, Monica Crugel andWaleed Fawzi).

136 Prevention of Mental Disorders in Late Life (PimCuijpers, Filip Smit, Barry D. Lebowitz and Aartjan T. F.Beekman).

137 The Principles of UK Mental Health Law: A View from theClinic (Julian C. Hughes).

138 Training Requirements for Old Age Psychiatrists in the UK(Susan Mary Benbow and Aparna Prasanna).

139 Training Requirements in North America (Paul D. Kirwinand Kirsten M. Wilkins).

140 Education in Old Age Psychiatry: Recent and FutureDevelopments (Hugo de Waal).

Subject Index.

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