Foreword. Preface. Section I: Introduction to Geriatric Neuropsychiatry. Geriatric neuropsychiatry. Epidemiology of aging. Neurobiology of aging. Neurobiological basis of behavior. Section II: Neuropsychiatric Assessment of the Elderly. Neuropsychiatric assessment. Mental status examination. Neuropsychological assessment. Age-associated memory impairment. Anatomic imaging of the aging human brain: computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Functional brain imaging: cerebral blood flow and glucose metabolism in health human aging. Functional brain imaging: functional magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy Quantitative electroencephalography: neurophysiological alterations in normal aging and in geriatric neuropsychiatric disorders. Section III: Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Psychiatric Disorders in the Elderly. Mood disorders (affective disorders. Late-life-onset psychoses. Anxiety disorders. Substance abuse. Sleep disorders. Pain. Delirium. Contemporary personality psychology. Mental retardation. Aggression. Section IV: Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Neurological Disease in the Elderly. Nondegenerative dementing disorders. Alzheimer's disease and frontal lobe dementia. Hyperkinetic movement disorders. Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism. Stroke. Traumatic brain injury. Epilepsy. Neoplastic, demyelinating, infectious, and inflammatory brain disorders. Medical illnesses and therapies. Neurobehavioral syndromes. Section V: Principles of Neuropsychiatric Treatment of the Elderly. Geriatric neuropsychopharmacology: why does age matter? Psychopharmacology. Electroconvulsive therapy. Psychosocial therapies Neuropsychiatry in nursing homes. Genetic interventions. Rehabilitation. Ethical issues. Competency and related forensic issues. Index.