The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry is an indispensable resource for psychiatric clinicians and trainees charged with assessing, diagnosing, and treating mental disorders in our nation's burgeoning population of older adults, as well as the nurses and other professionals who provide critically important care day to day. Building on the prodigious strengths of previous editions, this revision is the most current, comprehensive, and systematic textbook of geriatric psychiatry available today, and the only one that is DSM-5(R) concordant. The text's organization is user-friendly and practical, with sections addressing the basic science of geriatric psychiatry, the diagnostic interview in late life, psychiatric disorders in late life, treatment, and special topics. In addition, an array of useful features are included: * The new DSM-5 structure and classifications have been integrated into every chapter, ensuring that readers understand how the changes impact diagnosis and patient care. * Not only do the authors provide up-to-date information on psychiatric disorders, they also contextualize that information for the geriatric population, presenting the latest thinking on the phenomenology, diagnosis, and assessment of late-life mental disorders such as dementia and other neurocognitive disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and circadian rhythm disorders. * All treatment sections have been thoroughly updated to incorporate the most recent knowledge and research findings on psychotherapeutic, psychopharmacological, and other somatic treatments.* The book offers an impressive set of graphical and illustrative features to help the reader comprehend and retain the material, including outlines, bulleted key points, and tables, as well as lists of essential readings to deepen understanding of complex topics. Widely recognized as the standard in its field, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry serves a critical need for clinicians challenged to meet the mental health needs of an aging population.
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For more than two decades, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry has been the definitive text on diagnosing and treating mental disorders among the elderly. As with the earlier editions, this new fifth edition provides students, residents, nurses, psychiatrists, and long-term-care professionals with a single authoritative volume that includes both the basic scientific knowledge and the practical clinical skills necessary for working with this growing population. The book includes chapters on the most common mental disorders in the elderly written by leaders in geriatric psychiatry, gerontology, geriatric medicine, and geriatric nursing. In addition to being thoroughly revised to incorporate the most recent and reliable data available, the book is also DSM-5® concordant, reflecting the new structure and classifications clinicians must know to function in today's health care environment.
Replete with outlines, tables, recommended readings, and other useful features, the fifth edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry contains the high-quality, up-to-the-minute diagnostic and treatment information clinicians have come to expect from this classic title.About the Author:
David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S., is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut. Dan G. Blazer, M.D., Ph.D., is J. P. Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Professor of Community and Family Medicine; and Vice Chair of Academic Development at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. Mugdha E. Thakur, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina.
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