The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry

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Over the course of more than two decades and five previous editions, The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry has established itself as a foundational resource in the field.

This new edition retains the multidisciplinary and developmental perspectives of its predecessors, drawing on the knowledge not only of psychiatrists but also of relevant biomedical and behavioral experts in order to present the most comprehensive approach to patient care.

It has been extensively updated to reflect the latest scientific advances and clinical developments in the field. Not only will readers find the most up-to-date information on phenomenology, diagnosis, and assessment of late-life mental disorders, they will also access the latest research on psychotherapeutic, psychopharmacological, and other somatic treatments. A dedicated chapter delves into the role of technology—including digital phenotyping, wearables, digital and Web-based neurocognitive testing, and more—in aiding the geriatric mental health workforce and improving both access to care and ongoing support.

Throughout the book, several sections also candidly examine the impact of COVID-19, and its attendant social isolation, on older adult mental health and the evolution of treatment approaches, revealing insights learned about telepsychiatry and care in nursing homes during the pandemic.

Chapters on the legal and ethical factors in the psychiatric care of older adults close out the book, the most exhaustive on the topic. Extensively researched and with key points for ease of reference, this edition will equip both the scholar and the clinician with the current state of scientific understanding as well as the practical skills and knowledge base required for dealing with mental disorders in late life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615373406
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publication date: 08/09/2022
Edition description: Sixth Edition
Pages: 848
Sales rank: 149,974
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.62(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S., is Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.

Kristina F. Zdanys, M.D., is Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program at UConn Health in Farmington, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders in Later LifeChapter 2. Physiological and Clinical Considerations of Geriatric Patient CareChapter 3. Genomics in Geriatric PsychiatryChapter 4. The Psychiatric Interview of Older AdultsChapter 5. Use of the Laboratory in the Diagnostic Workup of Older AdultsChapter 6. Neuropsychological Assessment of Late-Life Cognitive DisordersChapter 7. DeliriumChapter 8. Dementia and Mild Neurocognitive DisordersChapter 9. Depressive DisordersChapter 10. Bipolar and Related DisordersChapter 11. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic DisordersChapter 12. Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Trauma-Related DisordersChapter 13. Somatic Symptom and Related DisordersChapter 14. Sexuality and AgingChapter 15. BereavementChapter 16. Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Sleep-Wake Disorders Chapter 17. Substance-Related and Addictive DisordersChapter 18. Personality Disorders Chapter 19. Agitation in Older AdultsChapter 20. PsychopharmacologyChapter 21. Electroconvulsive Therapy and Other Forms of Brain Stimulation Chapter 22. Individual and Group PsychotherapyChapter 23. Working With Families of Older AdultsChapter 24. Clinical Psychiatry in the Nursing HomeChapter 25. Use of Technology in Geriatric Psychiatry Chapter 26. Ethics in Geriatric Mental HealthIndex

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