Table of Contents

The Old Age Psychiatry Handbook; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 The Assessment of Patients in Old Age Psychiatry; 2 Dementia; 3 Depression; 4 Bipolar Affective Disorder; 5 Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; 6 Psychotic Illness; 7 Personality Disorders; 8 Alcohol; 9 Insomnia; 10 Psychopharmacology; 11 Electroconvulsive Therapy; 12 Psychological Therapies; 13 Practical, Legal and Social Issues; 14 Physical Illness and Old Age Psychiatry; Appendices; Index. The Old Age Psychiatry Handbook provides a comprehensive but concise overview of psychiatric, medical and practical issues that may arise within the speciality. The book is written in an easy assimilated format, ideal for use in the clinic and on the ward. The Old Age Psychiatry Handbook includes chapters on basic history and mental state examination, specific psychiatric syndromes and prescribing for elderly psychiatric patients. It also discusses the social and legal issues faced by health care practitioners, patients, and their relatives, including mental capacity, financial entitlements and placement.