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Editors: Rajesh R. Tampi and Deena Williamson (Yale University School of Medicine, Hamden, CT, USA, and others)
Book Description:
The number of people over the age of 65 years in the United States is growing steadily. Currently, they constitute thirteen percent of the population of the United States. This number will double over the next thirty years. Psychiatric disorders are not uncommon in older adults. Dementia, depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders and substance abuse disorders are often encountered in this population. Substantial increase in the number of older adults with mental health issues and a sluggish economic climate has resulted in our healthcare system being overburdened. Adding to this critical situation is the fact that the growth in the number of trained clinicians caring for older adults with psychiatric disorders has not kept pace with the healthcare needs of this population. Available evidence indicates that although there has been an increase in the research database on psychiatric disorders in older adults, the translation of this latest research data into clinical practice occurs less frequently than desired. Keeping these issues in mind, the authors have written a concise textbook on geriatric psychiatry which encompasses the latest information on psychiatric disorders in late-life. It is written by experienced professionals who specialize in the care of older adults with psychiatric disorders. This book has the latest data in geriatric psychiatry interpreted and translated in an easy to read manner. There is also a practice test at the end of this book for clinicians taking certification examinations in geriatric psychiatry. This book is a must have for anyone who cares for older adults with mental illness, be it a caregiver, a student, a trainee, a novice clinician or a seasoned academic. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents:
Introduction pp. i-ix

Section I. Assessments pp. 1-2

Chapter 1. Interviewing the Older Adult
(Marc Nespoli and Kirsten Wilkins)pp. 3-14

Chapter 2. Laboratory Investigations
(Rajesh R. Tampi, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA and others) pp. 15-26

Chapter 3. Neuropsychological Testing
(Kristina F. Zdanys, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA)pp. 27-38

Section II. The Aging Process pp. 39-40

Chapter 4. Theories of Aging
(Gauri Khatkhate)pp. 41-54

Chapter 5. Neurobiological Changes in Aging
(Teide Brisibe and Sarah Jane C. De Asis) pp. 55-72

Section III. Cognitive Disorders pp. 73-74

Chapter 6. Mild Cognitive Impairment
(Javier Lopez and Rajesh R. Tampi, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA and others)pp. 75-84

Chapter 7. Alzheimerís Disease
(Aniyizhai Annamalai, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA)pp. 85-102

Chapter 8. Vascular Dementia
(Rajesh R. Tampi and Deena Williamson, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA and others)pp. 103-114

Chapter 9. Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Frontotemporal Dementia and Prion Disease
(Pilar Laborde-Lahoz, University of Texas-Houston, Houston, TX, USA)pp. 115-130

Chapter 10. Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia
(Rajesh R. Tampi, Deena Williamson, Vikrant Mittal, Mary Cash, Nicole McEnerney and Jennifer Thomas, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA and others)pp. 131-148

Chapter 11. Risk of Stroke and Death with Antipsychotics in Dementia Patients.
(Rajesh R. Tampi, Deena Williamson, Vikrant Mittal and Mary Cash, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA and others)pp. 149-172

Chapter 12. Delirium
(Rajesh R. Tampi, Deena Williamson, Vikrant Mittal, Mary Cash, Nicole McEnerney and Jennifer Thomas,Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA and others)pp. 173-184

Section IV. Psychiatric Disorders pp. 185-186

Chapter 13. Depressive Disorders
(Rajesh R. Tampi and Deena Williamson, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA and others)pp. 187-200

Chapter 14. Bipolar Disorder
(Vikrant Mittal and Rajesh R. Tampi, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA and others)pp. 201-214

Chapter 15. Anxiety Disorders
(Juan Carlos Cleves-Bayon and Shriti B. Patel, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA and others) pp. 215-230

Chapter 16. Psychotic Disorders
(Ilse Wiechers and Genevieve Henry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA and others)pp. 231-248

Chapter 17. Substance Use Disorders
(Vikrant Mittal and Rajesh R. Tampi, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA and others) pp. 249-260

Chapter 18. Personality Disorders
(Karin Kerfoot, Western University, London, ON, Canada)pp. 161-268

Section V. Neurodegenerative Disorders pp. 269-270

Chapter 19. Parkinsonís Disease and Related Disorders
(Philip J. Whang, Wai C. Yiu, Chae U. Chong and Hoon Lee, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA and others) pp. 271-284

Section VI. Ethics, Legal Issues and Finances pp. 285-286

Chapter 20. Ethics, Legal Issues and Finances
(Rajesh R. Tampi, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA) pp. 287-302

Section VII. Pharmacotherapy pp. 303-304

Chapter 21. Geriatric Psychopharmacology
(Rajesh R. Tampi,Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT)pp. 305-318

Section VIII. Cultural Issues pp. 319-320

Chapter 22. Cross-Cultural Geriatric Psychiatry
(Neil Krishan Aggarwal, Attending Physician, Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, New York, NY, USA)pp. 321-328

Section IX. Cognitive Test pp. 329-362

Section X. Index pp. 363-383

   Series:
      Psychiatry - Theory, Applications and Treatments
      Aging Issues, Health and Financial Alternatives
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2013 - May
   Pages: 392, 7x10 - (NBC-C)
   ISBN: 978-1-62618-613-2
   Status: AV
  
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