Mental Health And Illness Of The Elderly by Helen ChiuMental Health And Illness Of The Elderly by Helen Chiu

Mental Health And Illness Of The Elderly

byHelen ChiuEditorKenneth Shulman

Hardcover | October 31, 2017

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This book consolidates current knowledge in the field and discusses psychiatric disorders among the elderly, while bridging the gap between clinical practice and the socio-cultural contexts. The book is particularly important in the face of rapidly changing conditions globally and challenges such as migration, war and violence, diminishing physical health due to ageing and their impact on the mental health of elderly. Longevity is a great gift of medical sciences and modern health care and since the benefit of longevity comes with specific mental health issues of the elderly, this book responds to the heightened need to understand and address the mental health challenges of the elderly.
Helen Chiu is professor of Psychiatry at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is president of several prominent associations, such as, International Psychogeriatric Association and Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists, Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. She is a prolific author with her papers appearing in most of the prominent jo...
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Title:Mental Health And Illness Of The ElderlyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:618 pagesPublished:October 31, 2017Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9811024138

ISBN - 13:9789811024139

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Table of Contents

Tentative Table of Contents.- Challenges of ageing populations around the world.- Mental health problems of the elderly.- Epidemiology of mental disorders - cross cultural comparison.- Neurobiology of dementia.-Psychopathology of depression / dementia/ delirium/ delusional disorder.- Co-morbidities with physical illnesses.- Pharmacotherapy.- Psychological therapies.- Early detection of mental disorders program.- Elderly services from different countries.- Community care.- Health economics of service.- Caregivers program.- Dementia prevention.- Elderly suicide - Suicide prevention.