Geriatric Psychiatry A Case-Based Textbook

Geriatric Psychiatry A Case-Based Textbook

  • The only academic textbook in geriatric psychiatry to use a case-based approach to learning
  • Written by experts in the field
  • Features learning tools that include case studies, key points, references, suggestions for further reading, review questions, and 200+ tables and illustrations
  • Offers excellent preparation for both American and Canadian specialty and subspecialty certification exams

About this Textbook

This textbook presents real-world cases and discussions that introduce the various mental health syndromes found in the aging population before delving into the core concepts covered by geriatric psychiatry curricula.  The text follows each case study with the vital information necessary for physicians in training, including key features of each disorder and its presentation, practical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, clinical pearls, and other devices that are essential to students of geriatric psychiatry. With the latest DSM-5 guidelines and with rich learning tools that include key points, review questions, tables, and illustrations, this text is the only resource that is specifically designed to train both American and Canadian candidates for specialty and subspecialty certification or recertification in geriatric psychiatry. It will also appeal to audiences worldwide as a state-of-the-art resource for credentialing and/or practice guidance.  The text meets the needs of the future head on with its straightforward coverage of the most frequently encountered challenges, including neuropsychiatric syndromes, psychopharmacology, eldercare and the law, substance misuse, mental health following a physical condition, medical psychiatry, and palliative care.

Written by experts in the field, Geriatric Psychiatry: A Case-Based Textbook is the ultimate resource for graduate and undergraduate medical students and certificate candidates providing mental health care for aging adults, including psychiatrists, psychologists, geriatricians, primary care and family practice doctors, neurologists, social workers, nurses, and others.

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, Baylor Scott and White Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Texas A&M University College of Medicine, Temple, Texas, United States


Clinical Professor and Director, Psychosomatic Medicine Division, Department of Psychiatry/Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California, San Francisco; UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, San Francisco, California, United States

 Calvin H. Hirsch, MD

Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Pu

blic Health Sciences, Division of General Medicine, University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, United States

 Caroline Giroux, MD, FRCPC

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California Davis Health System, Sacramento, California, United States

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  • Συγγραφέας: Hategan
  • Εκδότης: SPRINGER
  • ISBN: 9783319675541
  • Σελίδες: 735
  • Έτος Έκδοσης: 2018
  • Διαθεσιμότητα: Διαθέσιμο
  • 165,00€
  • 149,00€
  • Χωρίς ΦΠΑ: 140,57€