Geriatric Psychiatry Review and Exam Preparation Guide: A Case-Based Approach

Geriatric Psychiatry Review and Exam Preparation Guide: A Case-Based Approach

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By Mark J. Rapoport, Dallas Seitz and Andrew Wiens, Evan Lilly
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2016
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Geriatric psychiatry is a relatively young discipline within the field of North American psychiatry. The development of a workforce to meet the needs of an aging population has been identified as an urgent priority, but there is still much we don’t know about fulfilling the mental health needs of older adults.

For Mark J. Rapoport, geriatric psychiatrists must assess and treat patients today in face of the limitations of what we know, but also be armed with enthusiasm to create novel ways of impacting on the quality of life of older patients with mental illness. The chapters in this book include case scenarios, concise point-form summaries of diagnostic and treatment approaches, up-to-date evidence syntheses, discussions of controversies, and a series of practical and thought-provoking questions and answers. Geriatric Psychiatry is a succinct and advanced review of geriatric psychiatry that will help clinicians improve the psychiatric care of an aging population.

Mark J. Rapoport is an associate professor in the geriatric psychiatry division of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He is also an associate scientist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and President of the Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Andrew Wiens is an associate professor and Head of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa.

Dallas Seitz is an associate professor and Chair of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at Queen's University.

Evan Lilly is a Resident in Family Medicine at Western University.

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Section 1: Dementia

1.1 Neurobiology and Diagnosis of the Dementias

1.2 The Cognitive Examination in Geriatric Psychiatry

1.3 Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Dementia

1.4 Nonpharmacological Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Of Dementia

1.5 Pharmacologic Treatment of Dementia: The Cognitive Enhancers

Section 2: Mood and Anxiety Disorders

2.1 Recognition and Assessment of Depression In Older Adults

2.2 Bereavement in Older Adults

2.3 Pharmacotherapy of Depression in Older Adults

2.4 Bipolar Disorder in Older Adults

2.5 Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults

2.6 Electroconvulsive Therapy in Older Adults

2.7 Psychotherapy in Older Adults

2.8 Suicide among Older Adults

Section 3: Other Disorders

3.1 Primary Psychotic Disorders in Older Adults

3.2 Delirium in Older Adults

3.3 Sleep Difficulties and Disorders in Older Adults, and Their Management

3.4 Personality Disorders in Older Adults

3.5 Neuropsychiatric Disorders in Older Adults

Section 4: Special Topics

4.1 Epidemiology of Mental Illness In Older Adults

4.2 Aging and Psychopharmacology

4.3 Antipsychotics in Older Adults

4.4 Anticholinergic Drugs and Inappropriate Medications in Older Adults

4.5 Psychosocial Aspects of Care In Geriatric Psychiatry

4.6 Palliative Care in Geriatric Psychiatry

4.7 What Else?

"Geriatric Psychiatry Review and Exam Preparation Guide is a very useful exam preparation tool for those planning to sit for the sub-specialty exam in geriatric psychiatry in Canada and other jurisdictions such as Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom."

Amer M. Burhan, Associate Professor and Chair of Geriatric Psychiatry, Western University, and Adjunct Professor in Psychiatry, University of Toronto

"Geriatric Psychiatry Review and Exam Preparation Guide is a superb tool for review, reference, and further education regarding clinical management of older adults with mental disorders. The book succinctly conveys a great deal of clinically useful and up-to-date information across the spectrum of conditions now encompassed by old age psychiatry."

Charles F. Reynolds, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and UPMC Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh