The continued rapid expansion of scientific knowledge about aging and the diseases of later life has altered the practice of geriatric psychiatry greatly since the first edition of qGeriatric Psychiatry qwas published. Designed for the clinician, qThe American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Second Edition, q provides a thorough grounding in the basic scientific knowledge and applied clinical skills that are so needed in managing and treating mental disorders of late life. This volume covers not only the wide range of mental diseases of late life but also the biological and behavioral changes that occur with so-called normal aging. The contributors-an eclectic group of highly respected investigators, clinicians, and scholars from the fields of psychiatry, biomedicine, and behavioral science-were chosen for their demonstrated ability to present complex material in a manner that is understandable to health professionals and other interested and well-informed individuals.In addition, it was decided that the staff would make efforts to integrate their services with existing service providers such ... References American Psychiatric Association: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 3rd Edition, Revised. ... Durham, NC, Duke University Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, 1978, pp 75-88 Blazer DG: The diagnosis of depression in the elderly.
|Title||:||The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry|
|Author||:||Ewald W. Busse, Dan German Blazer|
|Publisher||:||American Psychiatric Publishing - 1996|