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Guide to the Psychiatry of Old Age

Guide to the Psychiatry of Old Age (2010)

David Ames (Australia)
Edmond Chiu (Australia)
James Lindesay (United Kingdom)
Kenneth I. Shulman (Canada)

With the rapid aging of the world’s population, psychiatry of old age has become a crucial discipline. This succinct guide to the scope and practice of geriatric mental health care provides an up-to-date summary of existing knowledge, best practice and future challenges for the specialty, from a global perspective. From definitions and demography to epidemiology, etiology, and principles of assessment, diagnosis and management, each chapter is sharp, clear and practical, enhanced by tables and diagrams for quick assimilation and reference on the ward or in the clinic. In addition to the main psychiatric issues, the book addresses legal and ethical issues, and the neglected topic of alcohol and drug abuse in the elderly. Written by leading clinicians, teachers and researchers and offering a much-needed international focus, this compact guide is essential reading for practicing psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians and other physicians providing geriatric mental health care, as well as trainees, nurses and medical students.

Published by Cambridge University Press and endorsed by the International Psychogeriatric Association, IPA members receive a special member price discount.

IPA Members: To receive the member discount when you order this book, please go to the Members Area of the IPA website and follow the directions for ordering.


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