Study Guide to Geriatric Psychiatry is a question-and-answer companion that allows you to evaluate your mastery of the subject matter as you progress through The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Fifth Edition. The Study Guide is made up of approximately 255 questions divided into 25 individual quizzes of 8–17 questions each that correspond to chapters in the textbook. Questions are followed by an answer guide that references relevant text (including the page numbers) in the textbook to allow quick access to needed information. Each answer is accompanied by a discussion that not only addresses the correct response but also explains why other responses are not correct.
The Study Guide's companion, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, Fifth Edition, has been thoroughly reorganized and updated to reflect new findings, with expanded treatment options and considerations and future directions, such as translational research, enhancing the text's utility while maintaining its reputation as the foremost reference and clinical guide on the subject.
Contributors. Preface. Questions. Demography and Epidemiology of Psychiatric Disorders in Late Life. Physiological and Clinical Considerations of Geriatric Patient Care. Genomics in Geriatric Psychiatry. The Psychiatric Interview of Older Adults. Use of the Laboratory in the Diagnostic Workup of Older Adults. Neuropsychological Assessment of Late-Life Cognitive Disorders. Delirium. Dementia and Mild Neurocognitive Disorders. Depressive Disorders. Bipolar and Related Disorders. Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic Disorders. Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Trauma-Related Disorders. Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders. Sexuality and Aging. Bereavement. Sleep and Circadian Rhythm Disorders. Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders. Personality Disorders. Agitation in Older Adults. Psychopharmacology. Electroconvulsive Therapy and Other Forms of Brain Stimulation. Nutrition and Physical Activity. Individual and Group Psychotherapy. Working With families of Older Adults. Clinical Psychiatry in the Nursing Home. Answer Guide.
About the Authors:
Philip R. Muskin, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, Chief of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Campus, and on the Faculty of Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York, New York.
Anna L. Dickerman, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and an Assistant Attending Psychiatrist, Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weil Cornell Medical Center, New York, New York.