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Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry

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"Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry" is organized into sections devoted to the basic science underlying geriatric psychiatry and to the evaluation, presentation, and treatment of psychiatric disorders occurring in later life. Each chapter closes with a Key Points summary to reinforce the core issues addressed within the text.

Author Biography

Dan G. Blazer, M.D., Ph.D., is J. P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S., is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Contributors/Disclosure of Interestsp. xi
Prefacep. xv
Basic Science of Geriatric Psychiatry
Demography and Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Lifep. 3
Physiological and Clinical Considerations of Geriatric Patient Carep. 27
Evaluation of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life
The Psychiatric Interview of Older Adultsp. 47
Use of the Laboratory in the Diagnostic Workup of Older Adultsp. 53
Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementiap. 75
Presentation of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life
Deliriump. 93
Dementia and Milder Cognitive Syndromesp. 107
Mood Disordersp. 125
Bipolar Disorderp. 149
Schizophrenia and Paranoid Disordersp. 163
Anxiety Disordersp. 175
Bereavementp. 191
Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disordersp. 209
Alcohol and Drug Problemsp. 223
Agitation and Suspiciousness
Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life
Psychopharmacologyp. 257
Electroconvulsive Therapyp. 305
Individual and Group Psychotherapyp. 319
Working With Families of Older Adultsp. 337
Clinical Psychiatry in the Nursing Homep. 351
Indexp. 381
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