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Mental health and illness of the elderly

By: Chiu, Helen.
Contributor(s): Shulman, Kenneth.
Series: Mental health and illness worldwide. Publisher: Singapore : Springer, 2017Description: xx, 618 p.ISBN: 9789811024122.Subject(s): Older people - mental health | Geriatric psychiatry | Older people - mental health services | Mental disorder | Mental healthDDC classification: WT150 Summary: This book consolidates current knowledge in the field and discusses psychiatric disorders among the elderly, while bridging the gap between clinical practice and the socio-cultural contexts. The book is particularly important in the face of rapidly changing conditions globally and challenges such as migration, war and violence, diminishing physical health due to ageing and their impact on the mental health of elderly. Longevity is a great gift of medical sciences and modern health care and since the benefit of longevity comes with specific mental health issues of the elderly, this book responds to the heightened need to understand and address the mental health challenges of the elderly.
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Contents:

Part I. The global challenge of aging populations. Challenges and opportunities of aging populations around the world / Helen F.K. Chiu and Kenneth Shulman --
Successful aging / Rujvi Kamat, Averria Sirkin Martin, and Dilip V. Jeste --
Sociology of aging / A. Lobo, C. De la Cámara, and P. Gracia-García --
Epidemiology of mental disorders (including cross-cultural comparisons) / Ee Heok Kua and Rathi Mahendran --
Part II. Diagnosis and assessment. (Neurobiology of) dementia : causes, presentation, and management / David Bensamoun, Aurélie Mouton, Eric Ettore, Philippe Robert, and Renaud David --
Biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease / Usman Saeed, Walter Swardfager, Sandra E. Black, and Mario Masellis --
Dementia and bioethics / Xiaofeng Li, Kok Pin Ng, Maowen Ba, Pedro Rosa-Neto, and Serge Gauthier --
Delirium / Walter J. Kilpatrick III and Benjamin Liptzin --
Depression in late life : etiology, presentation, and management / C. Power, E. Greene, and B.A. Lawlor --
Anxiety in late life / Gerard J. Byrne --
Cognition and bipolar disorder in older adults (Including question of "neuroprogression") / Sergio A. Strejilevich and Diego J. Martino --
Schizophrenia and cognition in late life / Tarek K. Rajji --
Physical comorbidities associated with late-life dementia / Susan Kurrle, Roseanne Hogarth, and Henry Brodaty --
Physical comorbidities and mood disorders in older adults / Annemiek Dols and Caroline Sonnenberg --
Cognitive and neuropsychiatric screening tests in older adults / Zahinoor Ismail and Moyra E. Mortby --
Capacity assessment / Carmelle Peisah --
Part III. Treatment and services. Elderly services, community care, and health economics of service / Lina Gega, Sofia Zarate-Escudero, and Guk-Hee Suh --
Pharmacotherapy for mood and anxiety disorders / Trevor R. Norman --
Pharmacotherapy of dementia / Sarah A. Chau, Celina S. Liu, Myuri Ruthirakuhan, Krista L. Lanctôt, and Nathan Herrmann --
Psychological interventions for older adults : evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, and carer stress / Christina Bryant --
Dementia and caregiving / Virginia Wesson, Mary Chiu, Rhonda Feldman, L.J. Nelles, and Joel Sadavoy --
Prevention of Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's dementia / Tom C. Russ, Craig W. Ritchie, and Karen Ritchie --
Elderly suicide and suicide prevention / Ajit Shah and Sofia Zarate-Escudero.


This book consolidates current knowledge in the field and discusses psychiatric disorders among the elderly, while bridging the gap between clinical practice and the socio-cultural contexts. The book is particularly important in the face of rapidly changing conditions globally and challenges such as migration, war and violence, diminishing physical health due to ageing and their impact on the mental health of elderly. Longevity is a great gift of medical sciences and modern health care and since the benefit of longevity comes with specific mental health issues of the elderly, this book responds to the heightened need to understand and address the mental health challenges of the elderly.

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