The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry / Edition 1

The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry / Edition 1

by C. Edward Coffey, Jeffrey L. Cummings
     
 

For most of human history, life expectancy was remarkably stable at about 30-40 years. Within the past 150 years, however, medical advances have virtually doubled that number. The world’s elderly population is growing at 2.4% per year, faster than the rest of the population, with disproportionate increases expected to continue as newer and better treatments

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Overview

For most of human history, life expectancy was remarkably stable at about 30-40 years. Within the past 150 years, however, medical advances have virtually doubled that number. The world’s elderly population is growing at 2.4% per year, faster than the rest of the population, with disproportionate increases expected to continue as newer and better treatments are found that minimize the disabilities associated with advanced age.

Key to improving the health and quality of life of the elderly is understanding and treating the brain diseases and behavioral disorders that become highly prevalent with age. Geriatric neuropsychiatry is an integrative specialty that draws from many diverse fields, including psychiatry, neurology, neuroscience, and geriatrics. It provides expertise on how to distinguish normal age-related changes from those of disease and disordered brain function.

Edited by two eminent practitioners and educators, this wide-ranging textbook’s 41 chapters are divided into five major sections:


    Introduction to Geriatric Neuropsychiatry—Introduces the field, including the epidemiology of aging and its array of interacting and accumulating disadvantages, the neurobiology of aging, and the neurobiological basis of behavior
    Neuropsychiatric Assessment of the Elderly—Describes how to ensure early, accurate diagnoses, using both the fundamental cognitive skills evaluation and the more in-depth neuropsychological evaluation; age-associated memory impairment (AAMI) and its biological bases; anatomic imaging of age-related changes in brain morphology; and the latest imaging techniques that allow visualization of brain function in vivo
    Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Psychiatric Disorders in the Elderly—Covers everything from affective and anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and psychoses that start late in life to sleep disorders, delirium, pain, contemporary personality psychology, mental retardation, and aggression
    Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Neurological Disease in the Elderly—Focuses on diseases such as nondegenerative dementing disorders, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, hyperkinetic movement disorders, stroke, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury, concluding with medical illnesses and therapies
    Principles of Neuropsychiatric Treatment of the Elderly—Discusses the effect of age in geriatric neuropsychopharmacology, psychopharmacology, ECT, psychosocial therapies, neuropsychiatry in nursing homes, genetic interventions, rehabilitation, ethical issues, and competency and related forensic issues

Exhaustively researched and annotated, the American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry, Second Edition provides a definitive core reference for psychiatry and neurology residents, particularly those pursuing a specialty in geriatrics, and for graduate students in psychology, neuropsychology, and related fields.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880483919
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.02(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Foreword
Preface
Sect. IIntroduction to Geriatric Neuropsychiatry
1Geriatric Neuropsychiatry3
2Epidemiology of Aging17
3Neurobiology of Aging33
4Neurobiological Basis of Behavior81
Sect. IINeuropsychiatric Assessment of the Elderly
5Neuropsychiatric Assessment109
6Mental Status Examination125
7Neuropsychological Assessment143
8Age-Associated Memory Impairment165
9Anatomic Imaging of the Aging Human Brain: Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging181
10Functional Brain Imaging: Cerebral Blood Flow and Glucose Metabolism in Healthy Human Aging239
11Functional Brain Imaging: Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy267
12Quantitative Electroencephalography: Neurophysiological Alterations in Normal Aging and Geriatric Neuropsychiatric Disorders285
Sect. IIINeuropsychiatric Aspects of Psychiatric Disorders in the Elderly
13Mood Disorders313
14Late-Life - Onset Psychoses329
15Anxiety Disorders347
16Substance Abuse367
17Sleep Disorders401
18Pain415
19Delirium441
20Contemporary Personality Psychology453
21Mental Retardation463
22Aggression477
Sect. IVNeuropsychiatric Aspects of Neurological Disease in the Elderly
23Nondegenerative Dementing Disorders491
24Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia511
25Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders531
26Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism559
27Stroke601
28Traumatic Brain Injury621
29Epilepsy655
30Neoplastic, Demyelinating, Infectious, and Inflammatory Brain Disorders669
31Medical Therapies699
32Neurobehavioral Syndromes729
Sect. VPrinciples of Neuropsychiatric Treatment of the Elderly
33Geriatric Neuropsychopharmacology: Why Does Age Matter?749
34Psychopharmacology779
35Electroconvulsive Therapy829
36Psychosocial Therapies861
37Neuropsychiatry in Nursing Homes891
38Genetic Interventions905
39Rehabilitation917
40Ethical Issues935
41Competency and Related Forensic Issues945
Index965

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