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The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry

The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry
titolo The American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry
autori ,
argomenti Psicologia e Psichiatria Neuropsicologia
Psicologia e Psichiatria
editore American Psychiatric Press Inc.
formato Libro
pagine 1088
pubblicazione 2000
ISBN 9780880488419
252,24 239,63 (-5%)
For most of human history, life expectancy was remarkably stable at about 30A40 years. Within the past 150 years, however, medical advances have virtually doubled that number. The worldAs elderly population is growing at 2.4% per year, faster than the rest of the population, with disproportionate increases expected to continue as newer and better treatments are found that minimize the disabilities associated with advanced age. Key to improving the health and quality of life of the elderly is understanding and treating the brain diseases and behavioral disorders that become highly prevalent with age. Geriatric neuropsychiatry is an integrative specialty that draws from many diverse fields, including psychiatry, neurology, neuroscience, and geriatrics. It provides expertise on how to distinguish normal age-related changes from those of disease and disordered brain function. Edited by two eminent practitioners and educators, this wide-ranging textbookAs 41 chapters are divided into five major sections: -Introduction to Geriatric NeuropsychiatryAIntroduces the field, including the epidemiology of aging and its array of interacting and accumulating disadvantages, the neurobiology of aging, and the neurobiological basis of behavior -Neuropsychiatric Assessment of the ElderlyADescribes how to ensure early, accurate diagnoses, using both the fundamental cognitive skills evaluation and the more in-depth neuropsychological evaluation; age-associated memory impairment (AAMI) and its biological bases; anatomic imaging of age-related changes in brain morphology; and the latest imaging techniques that allow visualization of brain function in vivo -Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Psychiatric Disorders in the ElderlyACovers everything from affective and anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and psychoses that start late in life to sleep disorders, delirium, pain, contemporary personality psychology, mental retardation, and aggression -Neuropsychiatric Aspects of Neurological Disease in the ElderlyAFocuses on diseases such as nondegenerative dementing disorders, AlzheimerAs and ParkinsonAs diseases, hyperkinetic movement disorders, stroke, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury, concluding with medical illnesses and therapies -Principles of Neuropsychiatric Treatment of the ElderlyADiscusses the effect of age in geriatric neuropsychopharmacology, psychopharmacology, ECT, psychosocial therapies, neuropsychiatry in nursing homes, genetic interventions, rehabilitation, ethical issues, and competency and related forensic issues Exhaustively researched and annotated, the American Psychiatric Press Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry, Second Edition provides a definitive core reference for psychiatry and neurology residents, particularly those pursuing a specialty in geriatrics, and for graduate students in psychology, neuropsychology, and related fields.

Indice testuale

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.

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