Targeted this text to psychiatrists and other health professionals who have an interest in and a commitment to older adults, Psychonline presents: The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Fifth Edition
Edited by David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S.; Dan G. Blazer, M.D., Ph.D.; Mugdha E. Thakur, M.D.
This edition does capture recent advances in assessment, treatment and biological understanding of late life neuropsychiatric disorders. The reader will find both new information and updates of alterations of existing materials. With this edition, we aimed to 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. In addition, we wanted to provide an update for DSM-5, highlighting areas of particular salience in older populations.
The chapters are presented in a sequential and integrated fashion, which we have found enhances the accessibility and usefulness of the information presented. The contributors include both basic and clinical scholars who have a clear ability to make complex material understandable to our readers. We maintained an eclectic orientation regarding theory and practice in geriatric psychiatry. Although most contributors are psychiatrists, we also called on colleagues from relevant biomedical and behavioral disciplines—especially for chapters covering the basic sciences—because of their expertise and ability to incorporate such knowledge into a comprehensive approach to patient care.
This book is of particular value to candidates seeking certification in geriatrics from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Family Practice. All of these bodies’ examinations place considerable emphasis on geriatric psychiatry and the behavioral aspects of aging.
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