Trainees in subspecialty of geriatric psychiatry and general psychiatry need to master core competencies in geriatric psychiatry in order to practice. This book is designed to provide short-answer question-based learning centering around the core curriculum topics in geriatric psychiatry and is primarily ideal not only for medical students, residents, and fellows, but also for psychiatrists preparing for re-certification.
This book features approximately 300 short-answer questions on geriatric psychiatry topics, each comprising the stem of a brief clinical scenario or concise question with expected number of answers. The book also features detailed teaching notes, graphics, and the respective source references. The format is consistently structured from chapter to chapter, practical and concise, and designed to enhance the reader’s diagnostic and management ability and clinical understanding. Each answer includes a concise discussion, pertinent illustrations, and source references.
This text is a valuable reference and teaching tool that provides an opportunity for learning across a rapidly growing field. The material covered matches the existing postgraduate curricula in geriatric psychiatry and helps prepare candidates for their specialty and subspecialty certification examinations. The cases map well to both the American Geriatric Psychiatry Association and Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry as well as other international postgraduate curricula.
The book covers main topics within geriatric psychiatry, some such as substance use disorders and sexuality and sexual dysfunction in later life. As the Baby Boomers age, this reference will continue to be a valuable staple in geriatric workforce training.
Geriatric Psychiatry Study Guide is the ultimate resource for students, residents, fellows, psychiatrists, psychologists, family practitioners, nurses, social workers, and all clinicians rising to the challenges of the mental health segment of the geriatric workforce.
About the Authors
Ana Hategan, MD
Geriatric Psychiatrist, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
James A. Bourgeois, OD, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor Scott and White Health, Central Texas Division, Temple, Texas, United States
Tracy Cheng, MD
Geriatric Psychiatrist, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Residency Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Julie S. Young, MD, MS
Psychiatrist, Baylor Scott and White, Central Texas Division, Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center College of Medicine, Temple, Texas, United States
Dr. Bourgeois is the author of over 135 peer-reviewed publications and 30 books or book chapters, most of which pertain to general adult psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and/or psychosomatic medicine.
He has held previous academic appointments at University of California, Davis, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and McMaster University. He retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force Reserve.
His academic interests are in the integration of medical and psychiatric illness, psychopharmacology, medical education, models of service delivery in psychosomatic medicine, and neuropsychiatry.
He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He serves on the Editorial Boards of American Psychiatric Publishing and Academic Psychiatry.