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Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry
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Contributors/Disclosure of InterestsPrefacePart I: The Basic Science of Geriatric PsychiatryChapter 1. Demography and epidemiology of psychiatric disorders in late lifeChapter 2. Physiological and clinical considerations of geriatric patient carePart II: Evaluation of Psychiatric Disorders in Late LifeChapter 3. The psychiatric interview of older adultsChapter 4. Use of the laboratory in the diagnostic workup of older adultsChapter 5. Neuropsychological assessment of dementiaPart III: Psychiatric Disorders in Late LifeChapter 6. DeliriumChapter 7. Dementia and milder cognitive syndromesChapter 8. Mood disordersChapter 9. Bipolar disorderChapter 10. Schizophrenia and paranoid disordersChapter 11. Anxiety disordersChapter 12. BereavementChapter 13. Sleep and circadian rhythm disordersChapter 14. Alcohol and drug problemsChapter 15. Agitation and suspiciousnessPart IV: Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders in Late LifeChapter 16. PsychopharmacologyChapter 17. Electroconvulsive therapyChapter 18. Individual and group psychotherapyChapter 19. Working with families of older adultsChapter 20. Clinical psychiatry in the nursing homeIndex

About the Author

Dan G. Blazer, M.D., Ph.D., is J. P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S., is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina and President-elect of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

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"The "Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry" was written by the main innovators of our field. This orchestra of accomplished clinician-investigators, under the skillful batons of Blazer and Steffens, created a book that will guide the readers' thinking and practice for many years."-- "George S. Alexopoulos, M.D., S. Tobin and A. Cooper Professor, Director, Weill-Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry, NIMH Advanced Center for Interventions & Services Research in Late Life Depression, White Plains, NY" "The Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry were written by the main innovators of our field. This orchestra of accomplished clinician-investigators, under the skillful batons of Blazer and Steffens, created a book that will guide the readers' thinking and practice for many years."-- "George S. Alexopoulos, M.D. S. Tobin and A. Cooper Professor, Director, Weill-Cornell Institute of Geriatric Psychiatry, NIMH Advanced Center for Interventions & Services Research in Late Life Depression, White Plains, NY"

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