Mental Health And Older People: A Guide For Primary Care Practitioners by Carolyn A. Chew-Graham

Mental Health And Older People: A Guide For Primary Care Practitioners

byCarolyn A. Chew-GrahamEditorMo Ray

Hardcover | May 27, 2016

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This case-based book offers primary care practitioners support in managing older people with difficulties due to mental health problems, emphasising the importance of integrating health and social care. 

The full range of disorders is covered, including anxiety and depression, delirium, psychosis and the dementias.

The discussion of anxiety and depression encompasses diagnosis and management, assessment of risk, evidence for both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, and models of care.

Clear guidance is provided on the identification and management of symptoms of delirium and different forms of psychosis in older people. The coverage of the dementias includes presentation, initial management, risks to self and others, referral to specialist care and care of older people in residential and nursing homes. Each chapter is co-written by authors from different professional backgrounds and draws on up-to-date national and international research and guidelines. The book will assist greatly in the commissioning and delivery of evidence-based practice.


Carolyn Chew-Graham (BSc, MB ChB, MD, FRCGP ) graduated from the University of Manchester in 1984. She trained as a general practitioner and was awarded the Fraser Rose Medal for the highest marks in the MRCGP examination in 1989. She has been a GP Principal in Central Manchester, UK, since 1990. Carolyn has been an active rese...
Title:Mental Health And Older People: A Guide For Primary Care PractitionersFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:364 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:364 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:May 27, 2016Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319294903

ISBN - 13:9783319294902

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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Table of Contents

Introduction: demographics, need, multi-morbidities, loneliness, loss, resilience and well-being.- Policy (UK and internationally).- Depression and Anxiety: Prevalence.- Link with LTCs.- Identification and management.- Risk management.- Evidence for pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.- Models of care - stepped care approach; collaborative care.- Role of third sector.- Delirium: Prevalence.- Identification and management.- When to refer.- Psychosis: Prevalence.- Identification and management.- Use of antipsychotics.- When to refer.- The Dementias: Prevalence.- Identification and management.- Risk to self and others.- Referral to specialist care.- Carers.- Shared care.- End-of life care.- Conclusions.- Appendices (including assessment schedules).

Editorial Reviews

"The intended audience is ''students in health and social care professions, general practitioners and primary care nurses, social workers, clinicians in specialist care and practitioners in the voluntary sector.'' . This book is successful in its aim to provide support to primary care physicians caring for elders with mental health problems. . Throughout the book, there are suggestions to monitor and improve one''s practice as well as points of reflection that are useful to think through proactively." (Danielle L. Anderson, Doody''s Book Reviews, September, 2016)