Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition

Editor(s): Mohammed T. Abou-Saleh, Cornelius Katona, Anand Kumar

Published Online: 2 DEC 2010

Print ISBN: 9780470747230

Online ISBN: 9780470669600

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669600

About this Book

The renowned Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, now in its third edition, addresses the social and biological concepts of geriatric mental health from an international perspective. Featuring contributions by distinguished authors from around the world, the book offers a distinctive angle on issues in this continually developing discipline.

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry provides a comprehensive review of:

  • geriatric psychiatry spanning both psychiatric and non-psychiatric disorders
  • scientific advances in service development
  • specific clinical dilemmas

New chapters on:

  • genetics of aging
  • somatoform disorders
  • epidemiology of substance abuse
  • somatoform disorders
  • care of the dying patient

Continuing the practice of earlier editions, the major sections of the book address aging, diagnosis and assessment and clinical conditions, incorporating an engaging discussion on substance abuse and schizophrenic disorders. Shorter sections include the presentation of mental illness in elderly people from different cultures-one of the most popular sections in previous editions. Learning and behavioural studies, as well as models of geriatric psychiatry practice, are covered extensively. This book provides a detailed overview of the entire range of mental illness in old age, presented within an accessible format.

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry is an essential read for psychiatrists, geriatricians, neurologists and psychologists. It is of particular use for instructors of general psychiatry programs and their residents.

Table of contents

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  1. Part A: Historical Background

  2. Part B: Normal and Abnormal Ageing

  3. Part C: Diagnosis and Assessment

    1. Chapter 29

      Geriatric Depression Scale (pages 152–156)

      Meghan A. Marty, Renee Pepin, Andrea June and Daniel L. Segal

    2. Chapter 31

      Staging Dementia (pages 162–169)

      Barry Reisberg, Imran A. Jamil, Sharjeel Khan, Isabel Monteiro, Carol Torossian, Steven Ferris, Marwan Sabbagh, Serge Gauthier, Stefanie Auer, Melanie B. Shulman, Alan Kluger, Emile Franssen and Jerzy Wegiel

    3. Chapter 32

      The Clinical Dementia Rating (pages 170–173)

      Rawan Tarawneh, B. Joy Snider, Mary Coats and John C. Morris

    4. Chapter 34

      Assessing Life Skills (pages 176–182)

      Colin Depp, Veronica Cardenas, Ashley Cain and Thomas L. Patterson

  4. Part D: Degenerative and Related Disorders

    1. Chapter 40

      The Lundby Study (pages 222–225)

      Mats Bogren, Cecilia Mattisson and Per Nettelbladt

    2. Chapter 43

      Genetics of Alzheimer's Disease (pages 238–251)

      Lynn M. Bekris, Chang-En Yu, Thomas D. Bird and Debby Tsuang

    3. Chapter 63

      Memory Training for Older Adults (pages 397–402)

      Karen Miller, Linda Ercoli, Jeanne Kim and Gary W. Small

    4. Chapter 66

      Successful Interventions for Family Caregivers (pages 415–420)

      McKenzie Zeiss, Yookyung Kwon, Renee Marquett and Dolores Gallagher-thompson

    5. Chapter 71

      Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (pages 446–453)

      Olusola Ajilore, Brent Forester, Matthew R. Woodward and Anand Kumar

  5. Part E: Affective Disorders

  6. Part F: Schizophrenic Disorders and Mood-Incongruent Paranoid States

  7. Part G: Neuroses (Anxiety Disorders)

    1. Chapter 103

      Other Neurotic Disorders (pages 640–646)

      Jerome J. Schulte, Michael Hendricks and David Bienenfeld

  8. Part F: Personality Disorders

  9. Part I: Mental and Behavioural Disorders Due to Psychoactive Substances

  10. Part J: Learning and Behavioural Studies

  11. Part K: Cultural Differences, Service Provision and Training in Old Age Psychiatry

    1. Chapter 122

      NHS Continuing Care (pages 759–765)

      Clive Ballard, Ramilgan Chitramohan, Zunera Khan and Jean Beh

    2. Chapter 127

      Psychiatric Services in Long-Term Care (pages 790–795)

      Marc E. Agronin, Stephen M. Scheinthal and Ashok J. Bharucha

    3. Chapter 132

      Nutritional State (pages 824–828)

      David N. Anderson and Mohammed T. Abou-Saleh

    4. Chapter 133

      Caregiver Support (pages 829–834)

      Kathleen C. Buckwalter, Mary Ellen Stolder, Charlene S. Aaron and Catherine Messinger

    5. Chapter 135

      Care of the Dying (pages 838–843)

      Adrian Treloar, Monica Crugel and Waleed Fawzi

    6. Chapter 136

      Prevention of Mental Disorders in Late Life (pages 844–849)

      Pim Cuijpers, Filip Smit, Barry D. Lebowitz and Aartjan T. F. Beekman

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