Geriatric Medicine for Old-Age Psychiatrists
This up-to-date digest of current medical problems will aid the reader in interpretation of investigations, which are increasingly requested. It provides guidance for the first line of management of patients. It is written primarily by an experienced geriatrician, informed by an old-age psychiatrist; a unique combination of author perspectives that results in a valuable and insightful text.
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