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Essentials of geriatric psychiatry

Author: Dan G Blazer, II; David C Steffens
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Pub., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Second Edition, distills the main concepts from "The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, "Fourth Edition, thoroughly covering not only a wide range of important mental disorders of the elderly but also the so-called normal effects of aging that result in biological, social, and behavioral changes in older adults. Chapter summaries are delivered in concise Key Point fashion, and the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan G Blazer, II; David C Steffens
ISBN: 9781585624133 1585624136
OCLC Number: 757912388
Description: xv, 420 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Demography and epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in late life / Celia F. Hybels, Dan G. Blazer --
Physiological and clinical considerations of geriatric patient care / Robert M. Kaiser --
The psychiatric interview of older adults / Dan G. Blazer --
Use of the laboratory in the diagnostic workup of older adults / Mugdha Thakur, P. Murali Doraiswamy --
Neuropsychological assessment of dementia / Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer, Deborah K. Attix --
Delirium / Li-Wen Huang, Sharon K. Inouye --
Dementia and milder cognitive syndromes / Constantine G. Lyketsos --
Mood disorders / David C. Steffens, Dan G. Blazer --
Bipolar disorder / John L. Beyer --
Schizophrenia and paranoid disorders / Ipsit V. Vahia, Nicole M. Lanouette, Dilip V. Jeste --
Anxiety disorders / Eric J. Lenze, Julie Loebach Wetherell, Carmen Andreescu --
Bereavement / Moria J. Smoski, Larry W. Thompson --
Sleep and circadian rhythm disorders / Andrew D. Krystal, Jack D. Edinger, William K. Wohlgemuth --
Alcohol and drug problems / David W. Oslin, Shahrzad Mavandadi --
Agitation and suspiciousness / Harold W. Goforth, Lisa P. Gwyther --
Psychopharmacology / Benoit H. Mulsant, Bruce G. Pollock --
Electroconvulsive therapy / Richard D. Weiner, Andrew D. Krystal --
Individual and group psychotherapy / Thomas R. Lynch, Dawn Epstein, Moria J. Smoski --
Working with families of older adults / Lisa P. Gwyther, Diane E. Meglin --
Clinical psychiatry in the nursing home / Joel E. Streim.
Responsibility: edited by Dan G. Blazer, David C. Steffens.


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