DescriptionAs the global population ages, all disorders related to ageing are of greater interest to researchers, but none more so than mental disorders. Consequently, geriatric psychiatry has emerged in the last two decades as an important clinical and scientific discipline.
The 2nd Edition of this very successful book brings the reader up-to-date on the most recent advances in this area as well as a diverse range of other fields. Drawing on the knowledge of leading international experts the book encompasses the range of scientific and clinical disciplines relevant to mental health in old age, from neuroscience and molecular pathology, psychology and sociology, to community care, management and organisation.
- A comprehensive, well-respected reference work, essential for everyone working in this relatively new specialty.
- Covers the whole range of mental illness in old age in detail with chapters on normal mental and cognitive ageing.
- Includes UK and US approaches to care as well as sampling the problem of ageing in a number of other countries.
PART B NORMAL AGEING.
Theories of Ageing.
Psychology of Ageing.
Sociology of Ageing.
PART C ABNORMAL AGEING.
PART D DIAGNOSIS AND ASSESSMENT.
Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Nosology.
Standardized Methods and Rating Scales.
PART E ORGANIC DISORDERS.
Clinical Diagnosis of the Dementias.
Outcome of the Dementias and Subtypes.
Treatment and Management of Dementias.
Conditions associated with, or sometimes mistaken for, Primary Psychiatric Conditions.
Investigations of Organic States and Dementia.
PART F AFFECTIVE DISORDERS.
Nosology and Classification.
Depression, Dysthymia, Bereavement and Suicidal Behaviour.
PART G SCHIZOPHRENIC DISORDERS AND MOOD-INCONGRUENT PARANOID STATES.
PART H NEUROSES.
PART I PERSONALITY DISORDERS.
PART J MENTAL AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERS DUE TO PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES.
PART K LEARNING AND BEHAVIOURAL DISORDERS.
PART L THE PRESENTATION OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN ELDERLY PERSONS IN DIFFERENT CULTURES.
PART M THE PRACTICE OF PSYCHOGERIATRIC MEDICINE.
The British Model of the Organization of Sevices.
The North American Model of the Organization of Services.
Liaison with Medical and Surgical Teams.
Rehabilitation and General Care.
Prevention of the Mental Disorders of Old Age.
"…a very useful reference resource..." (International Psychogeriatrics, Vol.16, No.3, 2004)