Everything You Need to Know about Old Age Psychiatry--

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Robert Howard
Wrightson Biomedical Pub., 1999 - Medical - 292 pages
The latest in our successful series of titles in Old Age Psychiatry, this new volume will have great appeal as it brings readers right up to date on clinical aspects of psychiatric disease in the elderly, with a particular emphasis on new developments in the dementias.The book is divided into three sections, the first two of which are devoted to Dementia: Section I Laboratory of Clinic, which tackles the molecular biology of Alzheimer's disease, risk factors for dementia, clinical genetics, prion diseases, Lewy body and vascular dementia, and Section II Treatments and Ethical Considerations which includes chapters on drug treatments for the cognitive symptoms of dementia, residential care, forensic psychiatry, and the arguments For and against assisted death in dementia. The seven chapters of Section HI deal with the Management of Functional Disorders and include chapters on antidepressants, treatment-resistant depression, ECT therapy, rational treatment of anxiety and panic in the elderly, novel antipsychotics and schizophrenia, and family therapy.

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Contents

Molecular Biology of Alzheimers Disease
3
The Case for Accelerated Deaths
11
Risk Factors for Alzheimers Disease
17
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Dov Frohman, a pioneer of the global corporation, is the founder and former general manager of Intel Israel?and?widely respected as a leader and?innovator in the worldwide semiconductor industry.?

Robert Howard is a former senior editor of the Harvard Business Review. A veteran writer on work, technology, and management, he is the author of Brave New Workplace and the editor of The Learning Imperative: Managing People for Continuous Innovation.

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