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

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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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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Michael Joel Schrift, DO, MA (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: This study guide is a helpful way to prepare for taking the test for additional qualifications in geriatric psychiatry examination offered by The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Written and edited by experts in the field, it is a worthwhile purchase.
Purpose: The purpose, according to the editors, is to provide individuals who have bought the fourth edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry "an opportunity to evaluate their understanding of the material contained in the textbook."
Audience: Candidates for additional qualifications in geriatric psychiatry are the intended audience, but, certainly, any readers interested in reinforcing their knowledge gained from the textbook would benefit from using this study guide.
Features: The study guide is structured to parallel the textbook. The questions are "boards-like" with answers provided along with detailed explanations. In addition, pertinent references at the conclusion of each chapter allow readers to get additional information.
Assessment: This is an excellent guide for preparing for the boards in geriatric psychiatry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585623525
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/10/2009
  • Edition description: Study Guid
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 233
  • Sales rank: 1,207,968
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert E. Hales, M.D., M.B.A., is the Joe P. Tupin Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., and Medical Director of the Sacramento County Mental Health Service in Sacramento, California.

Narriman C. Shahrokh, is Chief Administrative Officer in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine in Sacramento, California.

Dan G. Blazer, M.D., Ph.D., is J.P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S., is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina and President-elect of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

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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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