Clinicians can now turn to this definitive handbook for answers. Here, three experienced pharmacologists offer a true “how to” guide to clinical geriatric prescribing, drawing upon their own first-hand clinical experience and reading of the literature in geriatric psychopharmacology.
Unlike other hardcover-only references in this field, this concise handbook is replete with valuable advice (e.g., drug dosing, titration) for day-to-day clinical practice, including strategies for improving compliance among the elderly. Each chapter covers a major psychotropic class, detailing the pharmacology, clinical use, side effects, and treatment of selected syndromes and disorders—plus its own unique “quick-reference” summary of prescribing data on selected drugs. Concluding chapters detail the treatment of substance-related disorders, movement disorders, and dementias and other cognitive syndromes in the elderly—in-depth discussions that are simply not available elsewhere in the literature.
Written for residents, fellows, and colleagues in psychiatry and medicine who diagnose and treat psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions that can affect geriatric patients, this clinical reference can be used across all treatment settings for the elderly (e.g., inpatient, outpatient, day hospital, consultation, and nursing homes). Geriatric and general psychiatrists, geriatric medical specialists, internists and family practitioners, medical students and residents, and case managers and social workers—all will come to rely on this handy guide for the critical information needed to provide optimal care for our fast-growing population of elderly patients.
|Publisher:||American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||14 MB|
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Sandra A. Jacobson, M.D., is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix and Research Physician at Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City, AZ.
Table of ContentsThe practice of geriatric psychopharmacology
Basic psychopharmacology and aging
Anxiolytic and sedative-hypnotic medications
Treatment of substance-related disorders
Treatment of movement disorders
Medications to treat dementia and other cognitive disorders