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Guide to the Psychiatry of Old Age

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: April 2022
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108407151

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  • With an increasing global ageing population, the psychiatry of old age has become increasingly important. This revised second edition remains a succinct manual on the practice of psychiatry of old age, providing an up-to-date summary of existing knowledge, best practice and future challenges for the specialty, from a global perspective. Written by four leading clinicians, teachers and researchers, the book offers a much-needed international focus and is designed for use in a wide variety of countries and settings. Chapters are presented in a clear and practical way, enhanced by current and comprehensive further reading sections as well as tables and diagrams for quick assimilation and reference. The new edition is updated to incorporate new developments in assessment, investigation, classification, treatment and care since the publication of the first edition, including the ICD-11 and DSM-5. Essential reading for practising psychiatrists and geriatricians, as well as trainees, nurses and medical students.

    • Provides a complete but concise overview of an important and growing medical specialty, introducing newcomers to the field and covering the essential information efficiently and quickly
    • Four experienced experts in the field, with experience of work in old age psychiatry on three continents, contribute to this new edition and make this a suitable guide for practitioners in a wide variety of settings
    • Brings an established and well regarded book up-to-date, addressing the latest developments in the field and providing a valuable list for further reading
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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: April 2022
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108407151
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 233 x 156 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.23kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. What is the psychiatry of old age and why do we need it?
    2. Assessing the elderly psychiatric patient
    3. Differential diagnosis – The 3 Ds
    4. The dementias
    5. Behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia
    6. Delirium
    7. Mood disorders in late life (A – Depression, B – Bipolar disorder and mania)
    8. Schizophrenia and related disorders in late life
    9. Neurotic and personality disorders (A – Neurotic disorders, B – Personality disorders)
    10. Substance abuse and Iatrogenesis in late life
    11. Services for older patients with psychiatric disorders
    12. The future of the psychiatry of old age.

  • Authors

    David Ames, University of Melbourne
    David Ames is an Emeritus Professor in the Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

    Damien Gallagher, University of Toronto
    Damien Gallagher is an Old Age Psychiatrist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada.

    Samantha Loi, Royal Melbourne Hospital
    Samantha Loi is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne and an Old Age Psychiatrist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.

    Tom Russ, University of Edinburgh
    Tom Russ is Director of the Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh and Network Champion for the Neuroprogressive and Dementia Network, NHS Research Scotland.

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