Study Guide to Geriatric Psychiatry: A Companion to The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

Study Guide to Geriatric Psychiatry: A Companion to The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Fourth Edition / Edition 4

by Narriman C. Shahrokh, Dan G. Blazer, David C. Steffens
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585623520

ISBN-13: 9781585623525

Pub. Date: 02/10/2009

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

Study Guide to Geriatric Psychiatry is a question-and-answer companion that allows you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Fourth Edition. The Study Guide is made up of 203 questions divided into 34 individual quizzes of 5-10 questions each that correspond to

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Study Guide to Geriatric Psychiatry is a question-and-answer companion that allows you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Fourth Edition. The Study Guide is made up of 203 questions divided into 34 individual quizzes of 5-10 questions each that correspond to chapters in the Textbook. Questions are followed by an Answer Guide that references relevant text (including the page number) in the Textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.

The Study Guide's companion, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry has been revised and updated while continuing the tradition of providing both scholar and clinician with the practical skills and knowledge required for understanding mental disorders in later life. It offers an authoritative review of a wide range of topics written by leaders in geriatric psychiatry, gerontology, geriatric medicine, and geriatric nursing, offering a solid grounding in both basic science and clinical applications. It is enhanced by a wide array of quick-reference tables and charts, lists of key points, and extensive references and suggested readings that can help clinicians and students at all levels learn more about individual topics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585623525
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Edition description:
Study Guid
Pages:
233
Sales rank:
1,134,496
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface. Questions. The myth, history, and science of aging. Demography and epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in late life. Physiological and clinical considerations of geriatric patient care. Neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropathology of aging. Chemical messengers. Genetics. Psychological aspects of normal aging. Social and economic factors related to psychiatric disorders in late life. The psychiatric interview of older adults. Use of the laboratory in the diagnostic workup of older adults. Neuropsychological assessment of dementia. Dementia and milder cognitive syndromes. Movement disorders. Mood disorders. Bipolar disorder in late life. Schizophrenia and paranoid disorders. Anxiety disorders. Somatoform disorders. Sexual disorders. Bereavement. Sleep and circadian rhythm disorders. Alcohol and drug problems. Personality disorders. Agitation and suspiciousness. Psychopharmacology. Electroconvulsive therapy. Nutrition and physical activity. Individual and group psychotherapy. Working with families of older adults. Clinical psychiatry in the nursing home. The continuum of caring in the long term: movement toward the community. Legal, ethical, and policy issues. The past and future of geriatric psychiatry. Answer Guide.

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