Building on the first edition, Psychiatric Consultations in Long-Term Care has been fully revised and updated, integrating DSM-5 classification throughout. It delivers an essential resource for psychiatrists, neurologists, geriatricians, palliative care physicians, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants involved in prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of neuropsychiatric disorders in long-term care (LTC) populations, as well as for nurses, social workers and other professionals involved in important day-to-day care. The book provides comprehensive descriptions of practical, strengths-based, individualized, psychosocial, spiritual and environmental approaches, and high-quality mental healthcare utilizing pharmacological interventions when appropriate to improve the emotional and spiritual well-being of LTC residents. It details key elements in creating genuine person-centered long-term care: the reduction of inappropriate medications and counter-therapeutic staff approaches, treating serious psychiatric disorders with evidence-based interventions, and a road-map for owners and administrators of LTC facilities.
About the Authors:
Abhilash K. Desai, M.D., is an adjunct associate professor of geriatric psychiatry at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, an adjunct associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and medical director of the Idaho Memory and Aging Center, PLLC. Dr Desai was a guest editor for the special issue titled 'Healthy Brain Aging: Evidence based methods to preserve brain function and prevent dementia' for Clinics of Geriatric Medicine published in 2009. Along with Dr George Grossberg, he has co-authored a chapter titled 'Psychiatric Aspects of Long-term Care' in Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry (15th edition).
George T. Grossberg, M.D., is the Samuel W. Fordyce Professor and director of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. His recent books include Alzheimer's: The Latest Assessment and Treatment Strategies and Comprehensive Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, third edition. Dr Grossberg has edited and written fourteen books and published over 500 articles, chapters, and abstracts in peer-reviewed literature. He is a former President of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry and past President of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA). He currently serves as section editor for Geriatric Psychiatry, Current Geriatric Reports, and Current Psychiatry.