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Assessment Scales in Old Age Psychiatry

A unique compendium of more than 200 assessment scales, this second edition of Assessment Scales in Old Age Psychiatry is an indispensable guide for assessing the mental health problems of the elderly and the effects that such problems may have on patients' functional ability. Building on the foundation set by the first edition, the book summarizes scales commonly used in clinical and research practice and provides references for obtaining further information. The second edition includes all the assessment instruments from the first edition and over 80 new rating scales. These scales were selected on the basis of the authors' clinical and research knowledge. Every scale is accompanied by a full profile, including a completed instrument, so you can see, at a glance, the scope of the scale and its application. This information is pulled together to form a comprehensive text on assessment scales in old age psychiatry.
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Depression Cognitive Assessment Neuropsychological Tests Neuropsychiatric Assessments Activities of Daily Living Global Assessments/Quality of Life Global Mental Health Assessments Physical Examination Delirium Caregiver Assessments Memory Functioning Other Scales Appendix 1: What to Use and When Appendix 2: Additional Scales Scales Index


'Drs Burns, Lawlor and Craig have done the field of Geriatric Psychiatry a great service in the publication of Assessment Scales in Old Age Psychiatry' - American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 'One of the most useful volumes I have seen for a long time....I cannot recommend (it) highly enough' - Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry 'For the collectors amongst us, this is heaven...we can now more quickly select appropriate scales for the measurement of a wide variety of symptoms in old age psychaitry.' - International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 'An exquisite tool-kit for every student specialist and researcher' - Prof. K. Forst

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