The third edition of the popular Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry thoroughly reviews this clinical subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and behavior disorders in aging patients who display impaired brain function. In this text, world-renowned neuropsychiatrists and neuroscientists provide practical application of the latest research for both experienced clinicians and those new to the study of neuropsychiatry for the elderly. The book provides a comprehensive approach to ...

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The third edition of the popular Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry thoroughly reviews this clinical subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and behavior disorders in aging patients who display impaired brain function. In this text, world-renowned neuropsychiatrists and neuroscientists provide practical application of the latest research for both experienced clinicians and those new to the study of neuropsychiatry for the elderly. The book provides a comprehensive approach to treatment and contemporary neuroscience: • Addresses the reality of an increasing aging population and the accompanying psychosocial changes this brings for patients and caregivers.• Focuses on the health care of patients with neuropsychiatric illness.• Consolidating the continued explosion of neuroscience research and the understanding of human behavior as it relates to aging.• Bridges the fields of geriatric neurology and geriatric psychiatry, emphasizing relationships between neuropsychiatric illness and the aging of the nervous system.• Responds to advancements in the study and science of geriatric neuropsychiatry, as well as feedback from past readers and clinicians.

Concise and organized for easy reference, the textbook is divided into four parts that disclose clinically relevant information within the context of the very latest in neuroscience research and clinical application, including: • Clinical definitions of the essential neuropsychiatric syndromes and disorders commonly seen in the elderly and how these disorders manifest.• Emphasis on the principles and special considerations essential for the safe and effective treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders in the elderly. • Study of the importance of interactions among aging; psychosocial, family, and neuropharmacological elements; and brain stimulation therapies. • In-depth review of the influence of the aging nervous system on the pathophysiology, neuropsychiatric manifestations, clinical course, and prognosis of neurological and psychiatric illness in the elderly.

Geriatric neuropsychiatry is an integrative specialty that draws from a diversity of fields including psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, neuroimaging, neuropsychopharmacology, gerontology, genetics, and molecular biology, to name a few. Incorporating these perspectives, this text is highly recommended for psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, geriatricians, psychiatric nurses, residents and fellows, and other clinicians interested in the study and treatment of the effects of aging on the brain.

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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: There has been enormous growth in the understanding of the neuroscience of aging, both in normal and abnormal states, and this third edition of a classic textbook of geriatric neuropsychiatry is emblematic of the knowledge explosion in the field. This new edition remains comprehensive, although somewhat shorter than previous editions, and continues to present the state of the field. Again edited and authored by internationally recognized researcher-clinicians, it is an exceptionally valuable contribution to this field.
Purpose: The book, according to the editors, "bridges the fields of geriatric neurology and geriatric psychiatry, and it emphasizes the relationships that exist between neuropsychiatric illness and aging of the nervous system." The editors have again succeeded in their goal with this outstanding third edition!
Audience: The intended audience is healthcare professionals, including psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, geriatricians, and other clinicians, who desire to understand and manage behavioral disorders of the elderly based on neuroscientific principles. As I stated in the review of the second edition, this should be mandatory reading for residents in geriatric psychiatry and neuropsychiatry/behavioral neurology training programs.
Features: This edition has 786 pages (reduced from the second edition's 1,000 pages) divided into four sections and 29 chapters. Section I is an overview of geriatric psychiatry and neuropsychiatry with discussions of epidemiology and the neurobiology of aging. In section II neuropsychiatric assessment is discussed, including neuropsychological evaluation and brain imaging. Section III features up-to-date chapters on pharmacotherapy, electroconvulsive therapy, and psychological treatments. Both sections III and IV cover neuropsychiatric aspects of psychiatric and neurological disorders in the elderly. Each chapter ends with up-to-date and useful references. The book ends with a useful index section.
Assessment: The third edition of this book remains an outstanding contribution to the field. Clinicians and researchers as well as trainees will, without a doubt, benefit from reading and referring to this book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585629527
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 800
  • File size: 18 MB
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Meet the Author

C. Edward Coffey, M.D., is the Vice President of Henry Ford Health System, where he is also Chief Executive Officer of Behavioral Health Services; Kathleen and Earl Ward Chair of Psychiatry at Henry Ford Hospital; Director of the Center for Brain Stimulation Therapies at Henry Ford Hospital; and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurology at Wayne State University (Henry Ford Campus) in Detroit, Michigan.

Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Andrea and Joseph Hahn Chair of Neurotherapeutics at the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada; Cleveland, Ohio; and Westin, Florida.

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Table of Contents

Preface. Part I: Introduction to Geriatric Neuropsychiatry. Geriatric neuropsychiatry. Neurobiology of aging. Neurobiological basis of behavior. Part II: Neuropsychiatric Assessment. Neuropsychiatric assessment. Neuropsychological assessment. Imaging the structure of the aging human brain. Molecular imaging in neuropsychiatry. Part III: Principles of Neuropsychiatric Treatment. Psychosocial therapies. Geriatric neuropsychopharmacology. Electroconvulsive therapy and related treatments. Brain stimulation therapies: vagus nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, and deep brain stimulation. Cognitive impairment and rehabilitation. Neuropsychiatry in the long-term-care setting. Ethical and legal issues. Part IV: Neuropsychiatric Syndromes and Disorders. Delirium. Alzheimer's disease and the frontotemporal dementia syndromes. Addiction. Sleep disorders. Mood disorders. Anxiety disorders. Psychosis. Addiction. Contemporary personality psychology. Pain. Parkinson's disease and movement disorders. Cerebrovascular disease. Traumatic brain injury. Epilepsy. Neoplastic, demyelinating, infectious, and inflammatory brain disorders. Neuropsychiatric disorders secondary to general medical therapies. Index.

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