Considered the standard in its field, this Textbook is designed to provide both scholar and clinician with the current state of scientific understanding and the practical skills and knowledge base required for understanding mental disorders in late life. This volume's 54 scholars represent an eclectic mix of distinguished psychiatrists and colleagues from relevant biomedical and behavioral disciplines.
Covering both important psychiatric disorders and normal ageing changes, all 32 chapters of this popular compendium have been scientifically reviewed and updated, with seven new chapters that examine the neuropsychological assessment of dementia; movement disorders in the elderly; personality disorders; agitation and suspiciousness; electroconvulsive therapy; working with the family of the older adult; and legal, ethical, and policy issues.
Divided into five major parts, the Textbook's topics begin with the basic science of geriatric psychiatry, continue with the diagnostic interview and psychiatric disorders and treatment, and conclude with coverage of legal, ethical, and policy issues and the past and future of geriatric psychiatry.
Meticulously indexed, this volume is intended primarily for psychiatrists and other health professionals interested in and committed to older adults. It will also prove valuable in the classroom for students and residentsand exceptionally valuable to candidates seeking board certification in geriatrics....Continua