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As life expectancy in the United States continues to increase and the baby boom generation grows older, geriatric mental health care will assume new importance and require the development of flexible treatment approaches. Completely revised for DSM-IV, the second edition of this easy-to-use pocket-size reference text is a guide for all mental health professionals, primary care physicians, and occupational and physical therapists who treat elderly patients. It includes updated and expanded treatment sections, a wealth of tables and figures that highlight important clinical material, and an appendix with commonly used clinical assessment scales. Because older patients are more likely to rely on their primary care or family physicians rather than psychiatrists for treatment of psychological problems, this reference should help these doctors, who may not have extensive mental health or geriatric training, detect and treat comorbid mental disorders that are often masked by other serious medical conditions.
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James E. Spar, M.D., is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California-Los Angeles School of Medicine; and Coordinator, Clinical Geriatric Services at the University of California-Los Angeles Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, Los Angeles, California.
Asenath La Rue, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico.Review:
...a concise, well-written guide to geriatric psychiatry that is up to date and fits easily into a jacket pocket... -- International Psychogeriatrics
...much more useful than some recent, edited, voluminous works in this field -- Clinical Gerontologist
I strongly recommend this book to psychiatry residents and fellows who will be providing care to the geriatric population -- Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal
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Book Description Amer Psychiatric Pub Inc, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0880487968