Integrated Textbook of Geriatric Mental Health

ISBN-10: 1421400987
ISBN-13: 9781421400983
Edition: 2011
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Description: As the population ages, increasing numbers of older people require the attention and services of mental health professionals. Despite their prevalence, however, mental health problems in this population often go undiagnosed and therefore untreated.  More...

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Book details

List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 7/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

As the population ages, increasing numbers of older people require the attention and services of mental health professionals. Despite their prevalence, however, mental health problems in this population often go undiagnosed and therefore untreated. This textbook offers medical students and professionals the information they need to care for older people with mental disorders. Drs. Donna Cohen and Carl Eisdorfer, two internationally recognized experts in geriatric mental health, provide a comprehensive framework within which students and practitioners alike can address the salient issues of the field. These include the biopsychosocial aging processes, specific pathologies prevalent in later life, social issues common to the elderly, the delivery of care in various settings, and the economic policies affecting services for older people. The authors' goal is not only to enhance clinical practice but also to urge physicians to develop and coordinate a more holistic care strategy that acknowledges the complex challenges of older patients. To this end, Cohen and Eisdorfer discuss essential principles of optimal care, the latest research findings, evidence- and consensus-based practice standards, resources to help professionals keep abreast of the changing mental health landscape, and ethical dilemmas of clinical practice and research. The signal strength of this book lies in its integrated approach, an approach that emphasizes the philosophy and principles of caring for older people along with clinical practices and issues. From this broader perspective, the authors describe the many factors that influence the lives, health, and well-being of older patients and their caregivers, making this an ideal text for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers.

Preface
Conceptual Foundations
Geriatric Mental Health Care in the Twenty-first Century
Concepts Underlying Geriatric Mental Health Care
A Clinical Guide
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
Interviewing and Developing an Alliance
Age-Related Changes in Cognition in Later Life
Cognitive Impairment in Older Persons
Alzheimer Disease
Other Dementias
Managing the Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
Mood Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Schizophrenia in Later Life
Alcohol Abuse, Substance Abuse, and Medication Mismanagement
Other Psychiatric Disorders and Behavioral Conditions
Family Caregiving
Special Clinical Issues
Assessing the Capacity of Older Persons
Elder Abuse
Violent Deaths
Disasters and Terrorism
End-of-Life Care
Geriatric Mental Health Policies
References
Index

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