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Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry

Wiley, J,
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The renowned Principles and Practice of GeriatricPsychiatry, now in its third edition, addresses the social andbiological concepts of geriatric mental health from aninternational perspective. Featuring contributions by distinguishedauthors from around the world, the book offers a distinctive angleon issues in this continually developing discipline.
Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry providesa comprehensive review of:
* geriatric psychiatry spanning both psychiatric andnon-psychiatric disorders
* scientific advances in service development
* specific clinical dilemmas
New chapters on:
* genetics of aging
* somatoform disorders
* epidemiology of substance abuse
* somatoform disorders
* care of the dying patient
Continuing the practice of earlier editions, the major sectionsof the book address aging, diagnosis and assessment and clinicalconditions, incorporating an engaging discussion on substance abuseand schizophrenic disorders. Shorter sections include thepresentation of mental illness in elderly people from differentcultures--one of the most popular sections in previouseditions. Learning and behavioural studies, as well as models ofgeriatric psychiatry practice, are covered extensively. This bookprovides a detailed overview of the entire range of mental illnessin old age, presented within an accessible format.
Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry is anessential read for psychiatrists, geriatricians, neurologists andpsychologists. It is of particular use for instructors of generalpsychiatry programs and their residents.


Titel: Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry
Autoren/Herausgeber: Mohammed T. Abou-Saleh, Cornelius Katona, Anand Kumar (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: 3. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9780470669594

Seitenzahl: 936
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Mohammed T Abou-Saleh is Professor of Psychiatry at StGeorge's, University of London. Previously Professor and Chairmanof the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for ClinicalAffairs, United Arab Emirates University (1991-1998). Chairman ofthe World Psychiatric Association Section on Biological Psychiatrysince 1998. Consultant for the World Health Organisation, member ofthe Board of Directors of the World Federation for Mental Healthsince 2007. Research interests in clinical neurosciences ofdepression and substance misuse.
Cornelius Katona is Hon Professor of Psychiatry of theElderly at University College London. His main research interestsare in dementia, mood disorders in old age and mental health ofasylum seekers. He has extensive experience of clinical trial workin dementia and in depression. He is Chair of the World Federationof Societies of Biological Psychiatry Taskforce on Old Age and ofthe Dementia Clinical Studies Group within DeNDRoN (the UK Dementiaand Neurodegenerative Disorders Network). He has been Editor inChief of the Journal of Affective Disorders since 1994.
Anand Kumar is Lizzie Gilman Professor and Head of theDepartment of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.He received his M.D. degree from Madras Medical College in Madras,India and completed his Residency training in Psychiatry at theUniversity of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He subsequently served as aMedical Staff Fellow in the Laboratory of Neurosciences at theNational Institute on Aging. Dr. Kumar's research focuses onlate-life depression and mental disorders of the elderly, includingAlzheimer's disease. He was Treasurer, Program Committee Chair andPresident of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry,2004-2005. He is Associate Editor of the American Journal forGeriatric Psychiatry and has served as reviewer for numerous NIHreview committees. He has been consistently funded by NIH researchgrants for over 18 years and is author or co-author of more than100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. - Newsletter
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