Geriatric Consultation Liaison Psychiatry by Pamela MeldingGeriatric Consultation Liaison Psychiatry by Pamela Melding

Geriatric Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

EditorPamela Melding, Brian Draper

Paperback | September 15, 2001

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Most physical illness effects people at the extremes of life, particularly in late life. A significant proportion of hospitalized older patients will experience some mental health problems, and medical units lacking specialist old age psychiatric services must rely on adult psychiatric andconsultation liaison services for support. These generalists assume the role of old age psychiatrists by default. A key aim of the book is to provide guidelines for the appropriate treatment of psychiatric disorders in older people when medical illness complicates the picture. The book is dividedinto five sections. The first two sections cover the nature of the problem and initial assessment procedures. Section three focuses on specific disorders, including, amongst others, the most common reasons for referral - dementia, depression and delirium. Section four provides guidelines fortreatment including pharmacological therapies, psychotherapeutic interventions and the use of ECT. The book concludes with short section considering the ethical and legal issues involved. This book covers the theoretical and practical knowledge required by psychiatrists in training, those seekingto specialize in consultation liaison or old age psychiatry, geriatricians and general practitioners. It will also be of interest to all other members of the healthcare team responsible for the medical management of older patients.
Dr Pamela S Melding Kingsley Mortimer Unit Mental Health Services for Older People North Shore Hospital Waitemata Health Private Bag No Takapuna Auckland 10 NEW ZEALAND Tel: 00 64 9 4861491 Fax: 00 64 9 4861722 E-mail: Dr Brian Draper Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick NS...
Title:Geriatric Consultation Liaison PsychiatryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:September 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192630849

ISBN - 13:9780192630841


Table of Contents

Section One - The Context1. Consultation liaison geriatric psychiatry2. The effects of ageing3. Coping with illness in late life4. A geriatrician's perspective of consultation and liaison psychiatrySection Two - Assessment5. The assessmentSection Three - The Major Disorders6. Affective Disorders7. Anxiety8. Somatoform disorders in late life9. Psychosis and medical illness10. Organic mental disorders11. Specific patients and problemsSection Four - Treatment12. Psychoparmacological management of the medically ill older person13. ECT in older patients with physical illness14. Non-biological therapiesSection Five - Ethical and legal issues15. Ethical issues in geriatric psychiatry liaison16. A legal perspective on issues in geriatric liaison psychiatryGlossaryIndex