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Mario Maj (Editor), Norman Sartorius (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-85389-4 November 2000 406 Pages




The third volume in the excellent World Psychiatry Association Series, Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry, compares research evidence and clinical experience concerning controversial issues in the clinical psychiatry of Dementia. Dementia is at present underdiagnosed and undertreated all over the world. Discrepancies in the diagnostic procedures and therapeutic interventions implemented in the various clinical contexts are very significant.

Through comprehensive reviews and accompanying commentaries it will meet the urgent need to explore the current, available research evidence and discuss the various clinical practices occurring at present.
* Provides accompanying commentaries by an outstanding line up of contributors

* Covers developments in diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, economic evaluation and quality improvement.
Definition, and Epidemiology of Dementia: A Review (A. Henderson & A. Jorm).

Clinical Diagnosis of Dementia: A Review (B. Reisberg, et al.).

Neuropsychological and Instrumental Diagnosis of Dementia: A Review (O. Almkvist).

Pharmacological Treatment of Dementia: A Review (S. Samuels & K. Davis).

Psychosocial Interventions for Dementia: A Review (F. Baro).

Costs of Dementia: A Review (B. Jonsson, et al.).