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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., and Mugdha E. Thakur, M.D.

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Description

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® 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.

Contents

Preface
Chapter 1. Demography and Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life
Chapter 2. Physiological and Clinical Considerations of Geriatric Patient Care
Chapter 3. Genomics in Geriatric Psychiatry
Chapter 4. The Psychiatric Interview of Older Adults
Chapter 5. Use of the Laboratory in the Diagnostic Workup of Older Adults
Chapter 6. Neuropsychological Assessment of Dementia
Chapter 7. Delirium
Chapter 8. Dementia and Mild Neurocognitive disorders
Chapter 9. Mood Disorders
Chapter 10. Bipolar Disorder in Late Life
Chapter 11. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders
Chapter 12. Anxiety Disorders
Chapter 13. Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders
Chapter 14. Sexuality and Aging
Chapter 15. Bereavement
Chapter 16. Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disorders
Chapter 17. Alcohol and Drug Problems
Chapter 18. Personality Disorders
Chapter 19. Agitation and Suspiciousness
Chapter 20. Psychopharmacology
Chapter 21. Electroconvulsive Therapy and Other Forms of Brain Stimulation
Chapter 22. Nutrition and Physical Activity
Chapter 23. Individual and Group Psychotherapy
Chapter 24. Working With Families of Older Adults
Chapter 25. Clinical Psychiatry in the Nursing Home
Index

Contributors

Marc E. Agronin, M.D.
Patricia A. Arean, Ph.D.
Deborah K. Attix, Ph.D.
Connie Watkins Bales, Ph.D., R.D.
John L. Beyer, M.D.
Dan G. Blazer, M.D., Ph.D.
P. Murali Doraiswamy, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.P.
Lisa P. Gwyther, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Mustafa M. Husain, M.B.
Celia F. Hybels, Ph.D.
Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H.
Stephanie T. Jenal, Ph.D.
Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.
Robert M. Kaiser, M.D., M.H.Sc.
Eitan Z. Kimchi, M.D.
Aaron M. Koenig, M.D.
Andrew D. Krystal, M.D., M.S.
Eric J. Lenze, M.D.
Constantine G. Lyketsos, M.D., M.H.S.
Jeanne E. Maglione, M.D., Ph.D.
Shahrzad Mavandadi, Ph.D.
Diane E. Meglin, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., D.C.S.W.
Jan Mohlman, Ph.D.
Benoit H. Mulsant, M.D.
David W. Oslin, M.D.
Thomas E. Oxman, M.D.
Martha E. Payne, Ph.D., R.D., M.P.H.
Bruce G. Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.
Jane S. Saczynski, Ph.D.
Moria J. Smoski, Ph.D.
Kathryn Porter Starr, Ph.D., R.D.
David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S.
Joel E. Streim, M.D.
Robert A. Sweet, M.D.
Mugdha E. Thakur, M.D.
Larry W. Thompson, Ph.D.
Ipsit V. Vahia, M.D.
Sophia Wang, M.D.
Richard D. Weiner, M.D., Ph.D.
Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer, Ph.D.
Julie Loebach Wetherell, Ph.D.

About the Authors

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.

The fifth edition of The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry is a tour de force of scientific and clinical acumen from many of the field's leaders. This will be an extraordinarily useful reference for all disciplines involved in the care of older adults with mental disorders-including not only physicians (psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians, and family physicians), but also colleagues in nursing, occupational and physical therapy, social work, pharmacy, dental medicine, and public health. We owe a debt of gratitude to the editors and authors for their contribution.—Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D., UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh


The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry 5th edition continues to set the standard as the most current and comprehensive resource in its field. This revised volume includes key updates from the DSM-5 criteria, with superb guidance particularly in areas that have changed significantly such as the neurocognitive and somatic symptom disorders. The 5th edition is an essential text for any practitioner caring for older adults as well as students seeking an authoritative reference on the latest knowledge in the field.—Susan K. Schultz, M.D., President, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, Director, Iowa Geriatric Education Center

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