Old Age Psychiatry by Bart SheehanOld Age Psychiatry by Bart Sheehan

Old Age Psychiatry

byBart Sheehan, Salman Karim, Alistair Burns

Paperback | January 30, 2009

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This handbook covers the scientific, clinical and service background for practitioners involved in the care of older people with psychiatric disorders. Expanding older populations and increasing attention on mental disorder in old age have focused attention on the need for responsive, humane,efficient and effective services. The greatest interest has been in the identification and treatment of dementia; it has also become clear how very common the other psychiatric disorders including depression, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders and substance abuse are in older age. While specialistservices proliferate, more general services, for example in general hospital medical teams, or adult community psychiatric services, continue to manage many older people with psychiatric illness. This handbook provides a clear grounding in the scientific and moral basis of the speciality and up-to-date evidence on how to proceed in the most commonly encountered clinical situations in a manageable and easy-to-use format . It will be of value to specialists, to those setting up services, tonon-specialists treating older patients and to students learning about these disorders. All three authors are busy clinicians in old age psychiatry as well as active teachers and researchers in this area. Through international professional and research links, they marry a UK to an internationalperspective.
Bart Sheehan is both an academic in old age psychiatry, based at Warwick Medical School, and a Consultant old age psychiatrist based in a busy community psychiatric service in Coventry. He manages older patients with all psychiatric illnesses, including dementia, in in-patient and community settings. His university work involves teachi...
Title:Old Age PsychiatryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.02 inPublished:January 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199216525

ISBN - 13:9780199216529


Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Dementia3. Delirium4. Mood disorders5. Anxiety and behaviour disorders6. Paranoid illness7. Services8. Ethical and legal issues9. Prescribing