The Comprehensive Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry is the standard reference in the field. Sponsored by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, this invaluable reference covers the entire range of geriatric psychiatry including: the ageing process; psychiatric disorders of the elderly; principles of diagnosis and treatment; medical-legal, ethical, and financial issues. Each of the 41 chapters is authored by a key leader in the field.
Now in its third edition, this text has been expanded and thoroughly revised in order to reflect changes in the theory and practice of geriatric psychiatry. New chapters on the genetics of dementia and the genetics of mood disorders present the latest research data and their implications for psychiatric practice. Recent developments in the types and delivery of care are reflected in new chapters on matters such as the use of spirituality in psychiatry, evidence-based treatment, psychogeriatric programs, and geriatric consultation-liaison psychiatry. The treatment of ethical matters is enhanced by the addition of a full chapter on end-of-life issues. The result is a thorough, up-to-date, and authoritative overview of the dynamic and critical field of geriatric psychiatry as it moves into the 21st century. -- from the publisher
About the Editors:
JOEL SADAVOY, M.D., FRCP (C), is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, as well as Psychiatrist in Chief and inaugural Pencer Chair in Applied General Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He has published widely in journals, his own books and in most standard textbooks in the field.
LISSY JARVIK, M.D., PH.D., is Professor Emerita of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA School of Medicine and Distinguished Physician Emeritus with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Her publications number more than 300.
GEORGE T. GROSSBERG, M.D., is the Samuel W. Fordyce Professor and Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at St Louis University School of Medicine. He has edited five textbooks and contributed more than 250 chapters, abstracts, and papers to the psychogeriatric literature. Grossberg is also a past president of AAGP and president elect of the IPA.
BARNETT S. MEYERS, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Professor in the Program of Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University. Dr. Meyers is also a past-president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and author of more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters.