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Geriatric Psychiatry Basics

ISBN-10: 0393705013
ISBN-13: 9780393705010
Edition: 2008
Authors: Kenneth Sakauye
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Description: A concise primer to understanding the fundamentals of elderly mental health care. As the client population ages, more general psychiatrists are being called upon to care for elderly patients. This authoritative, quick reference on geriatric  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924

A concise primer to understanding the fundamentals of elderly mental health care. As the client population ages, more general psychiatrists are being called upon to care for elderly patients. This authoritative, quick reference on geriatric assessment, diagnosis, and treatment issues--including memory impairment, Alzheimer's, dementia, depression, psychosis, substance abuse, and more--is the ideal companion for non-specialized practitioners.

Sharon Lamb, Ed.D., is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Shelburne, Vermont, and is Professor of Psychology at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont. Her most recent books are The Secret Lives of Girls and Packaging Girlhood: Saving Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes.Kenneth Sakauye, M.D., is Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine in Memphis. He is also Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Services for a consortium of teaching hospitals in the Memphis area. Recipient of the 2005 American Psychiatric Association's Career Achievement Award, he is secretary treasurer and board member of the America Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP). He has been co-editor of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and has written extensively for Geriatric Times and Psychiatric Times.

Successful aging and application of the biopsychosocial model
Geriatric psychopharmacology : clinical considerations
Cognitive disorders : differential diagnosis and treatment
Treating behavioral disturbances associated with dementia
Mood disorders
Psychosis
Anxiety disorders
Sleep disorders
Somatoform disorders
Psychotherapy with older adults
Psychiatry in the nursing home and inpatient care
Clinical assessment forms
Recommended reading
References
Index

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