Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

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Tom Dening, Alan Thomas
OUP Oxford, Sep 26, 2013 - Law - 841 pages
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Broad in scope and with global appeal The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, second edition is the definitive resource on old age psychiatry. It comprehensively provides the latest knowledge on the sience and practice of treating later life mental disorders, focusing on the health and social issues that arise around ageing, dementia, co-morbidity, dependency, and the end of life in progressively ageing societies across the world. Published in previous incarnations as the much loved Psychiatry in the Elderly, this core resource for all old age psychiatrists, trainees, and other clinical professionals treating older people's mental health, has been fully revised, updated, and significantly expanded. Twelve months inclusive access to the online version, including the full text (which can be browsed by the contents list, index, or searched), links from references to external sources (via PubMed, ISI, and CrossRef), and the ability to download all figures and illustrations into PowerPoint ensures that it remains the leading text on old age psychiatry in the field. Maintaining the classic combination of comprehensive coverage, clear writing style, and the provision of authoritative and up-to-date information from earlier editions, this highly respected volume covers the underpinning basic science, both the neurobiological and social varieties, clinical practice, and specific disorders, as well as providing information on psychiatric services for older people, and medico-legal and ethical issues that often present hard challenges for those treating older patients. Taking a global approach by highlighting both the common burdens and the differences in management from country to country and with a much expanded cast of contributors providing a truly international perspective, The Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry, second edition includes information on all the latest improvements and changes in the field. New chapters are included to reflect the development of old age care; covering palliative care, the ethics of caring, and living and dying with dementia. Existing chapters have also been revised and updated throughout and additional information is included on brain stimulation therapies, memory clinics and services, and capacity, which now includes all mental capacity and decision making. Providing extensive coverage and written by experts the field, the second edition of the Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry is an essential resource; no old age psychiatrist, trainee, or anyone working in the field of mental health care for older people should be without a copy on their bookshelf.
 

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Contents

1 Biological aspects of human ageing
1
2 Psychometric assessment in older people
13
3 The sociology of ageing
23
three case studies from anthropology
39
an overview of concepts and main studies
57
6 Neuropathology
87
7 Neurochemical pathology of dementia
107
8 Molecular genetics and biology of dementia
123
34 Vascular and mixed dementias
457
35 Dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinsons disease dementia
469
36 Frontotemporal dementia
479
37 Neurological dementias
491
38 Pharmacological treatment of dementia
503
39 Management of dementia
513
40 Delirium
529
41 The experience of depression
543

9 Psychiatric assessment of older people
141
10 Clinical cognitive assessment
149
11 Physical assessment of older patients
159
12 Neuroimaging
177
13 Psychopharmacology in older people
191
14 Brain stimulation therapies
199
past present and future
213
16 Psychological treatments
229
17 Cognitive behaviour therapy
233
18 Interpersonal psychotherapy
243
19 Psychodynamic psychotherapy
247
20 Family therapy
259
21 Nonpharmacological interventions in care homes
269
22 Principles of service provision in old age psychiatry
283
23 Primary care management of older people with mental health problems
301
24 Memory assessment services
319
25 Liaison old age psychiatry
325
26 Social care
335
27 Care homes for older people
343
28 Palliative care and end of life care
359
29 The concept of dementia
371
30 Hello Im me Living well with dementia
385
31 Epidemiology of dementia
389
32 Mild Cognitive Impairment and predementia syndromes
415
33 Alzheimers disease
431
42 Depression in older people
545
43 Suicide and attempted suicide in older people
571
44 Manic syndromes in old age
581
45 Anxiety disorders in older people
589
46 Lateonset schizophrenia
603
47 Personal experience of lifelong illness
621
48 Severe and enduring mental illness
623
49 Alcohol and substance abuse in older people
631
50 Older people with learning disabilities
653
51 Sleep disorders
667
52 The effect of ageing on personality
677
personality disorder and the effects of illness on personality
691
54 Sexuality in later life
703
55 Ethics and old age psychiatry
725
56 Mental capacity and decisionmaking
745
57 Ethics of living and dying with dementia
761
58 The ethics of caring
769
59 Elder abuse
779
60 Crime mental illness and older people
785
61 Testamentary capacity
797
62 Driving and psychiatric illness in later life
805
63 The law relating to mental capacity and mental health
815
Index
823
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Tom Dening is Professor of Dementia Research at the University of Nottingham, UK and formerly consultant Psychiatrist, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, UK. Alan Thomas is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University,UK.

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