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The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry

The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry, Third Edition

Edited by C. Edward Coffey, M.D., and Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D.
2011
800 pages
ISBN 978-1-58562-371-6
Hardcover Also Available In: eBook
Item #62371



The third edition of the popular Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry thoroughly reviews this clinical subspecialty devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric and behavior disorders in aging patients who display impaired brain function. In this text, world-renowned neuropsychiatrists and neuroscientists provide practical application of the latest research for both experienced clinicians and those new to the study of neuropsychiatry for the elderly. The book provides a comprehensive approach to treatment and contemporary neuroscience:

  • Addresses the reality of an increasing aging population and the accompanying psychosocial changes this brings for patients and caregivers.
  • Focuses on the health care of patients with neuropsychiatric illness.
  • Consolidating the continued explosion of neuroscience research and the understanding of human behavior as it relates to aging.
  • Bridges the fields of geriatric neurology and geriatric psychiatry, emphasizing relationships between neuropsychiatric illness and the aging of the nervous system.
  • Responds to advancements in the study and science of geriatric neuropsychiatry, as well as feedback from past readers and clinicians.

Concise and organized for easy reference, the textbook is divided into four parts that disclose clinically relevant information within the context of the very latest in neuroscience research and clinical application, including:


  • Clinical definitions of the essential neuropsychiatric syndromes and disorders commonly seen in the elderly and how these disorders manifest.
  • Emphasis on the principles and special considerations essential for the safe and effective treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders in the elderly.
  • Study of the importance of interactions among aging; psychosocial, family, and neuropharmacological elements; and brain stimulation therapies.
  • In-depth review of the influence of the aging nervous system on the pathophysiology, neuropsychiatric manifestations, clinical course, and prognosis of neurological and psychiatric illness in the elderly.

Geriatric neuropsychiatry is an integrative specialty that draws from a diversity of fields including psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, neuroimaging, neuropsychopharmacology, gerontology, genetics, and molecular biology, to name a few. Incorporating these perspectives, this text is highly recommended for psychiatrists, neurologists, psychologists, geriatricians, psychiatric nurses, residents and fellows, and other clinicians interested in the study and treatment of the effects of aging on the brain.

Preface. Part I: Introduction to Geriatric Neuropsychiatry. Geriatric neuropsychiatry. Neurobiology of aging. Neurobiological basis of behavior. Part II: Neuropsychiatric Assessment. Neuropsychiatric assessment. Neuropsychological assessment. Imaging the structure of the aging human brain. Molecular imaging in neuropsychiatry. Part III: Principles of Neuropsychiatric Treatment. Psychosocial therapies. Geriatric neuropsychopharmacology. Electroconvulsive therapy and related treatments. Brain stimulation therapies: vagus nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct current stimulation, and deep brain stimulation. Cognitive impairment and rehabilitation. Neuropsychiatry in the long-term-care setting. Ethical and legal issues. Part IV: Neuropsychiatric Syndromes and Disorders. Delirium. Alzheimer’s disease and the frontotemporal dementia syndromes. Addiction. Sleep disorders. Mood disorders. Anxiety disorders. Psychosis. Addiction. Contemporary personality psychology. Pain. Parkinson's disease and movement disorders. Cerebrovascular disease. Traumatic brain injury. Epilepsy. Neoplastic, demyelinating, infectious, and inflammatory brain disorders. Neuropsychiatric disorders secondary to general medical therapies. Index.
"Our elderly patients, who suffer from neurological disorders such as traumatic brain injury, dementia, Parkinson disease, and cerebrovascular disease, must have physicians who know that the presentation, evaluation and treatment differ from the “usual” patient care. With the recognition that neuropsychiatry (with behavioral neurology) is a subspecialty with a specific knowledge base and perspective, the impressive group of experts assembled for the Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry provide the foundation for providing quality and cutting-edge care to our patients."—Jonathan M. Silver, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, Fellow, American Neuropsychiatric Association, Diplomate, Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, New York, NY

"The third edition of this book remains an outstanding contribution to the field.
Clinicians and researchers as well as trainees will, without a doubt, benefit from reading and referring to this book."—Michael Joel Schrift, D.O.,M.A., Doody Enterprises, July 23, 2011

Olusola Ajilore, M.D., Ph.D.
Karen E. Anderson, M.D.
Carmen Andreescu, M.D.
David B. Arciniegas, M.D., F.A.N.P.A., C.B.I.S.T.
Alon Y. Avidan M.D., M.P.H.
John J. Campbell III, M.D.
Michael R. Clark, M.D., M.P.H.
C. Edward Coffey, M.D.
M. Justin Coffey, M.D.
Paul T. Costa Jr., Ph.D.
Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D.
D.P. Devanand, M.D.
Marie A. DeWitt, M.D.
Amelia N. Dubovsky, M.D.
Steven L. Dubovsky, M.D.
Richard B. Ferrell, M.D.
Norman L. Foster, M.D.
Mark S. George, M.D.
Stacey Gramann, D.O., M.P.H.
Edmund S. Higgins, M.D.
Ricardo E. Jorge, M.D.
Jennifer M. Keller, Psy.D.
Charles H. Kellner, M.D.
Anand Kumar, M.D.
Eric J. Lenze, M.D.
Daniel C. Marson, J.D., Ph.D.
Thomas W. McAllister, M.D.
Robert R. McCrae, Ph.D.
Glenise McKenzie, R.N., Ph.D.
Mario F. Mendez, M.D., Ph.D.
Ziad H. Nahas, M.D.
David W. Oslin, M.D.
Kenneth Podell, Ph.D.
Richard E. Powers, M.D.
John M. Ringman, M.D., M.S.
Robert G. Robinson, M.D.
Adam Rosenblatt, M.D.
Quincy M. Samus, Ph.D.
Douglas W. Scharre, M.D.
Andrew D. Siderowf, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Andrea C. Solomon, Ph.D.
Linda Teri, Ph.D.
Alexander I. Tr�ster, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.(CN)
Larry E. Tune, M.D., M.A.S.
Harry V. Vinters, M.D.
Elena Volfson, M.D., M.P.H.
Julie Loebach Wetherell, Ph.D.
Daniel Weintraub, M.D.
Hal S. Wortzel, M.D.
C. Edward Coffey, M.D., is the Vice President of Henry Ford Health System, where he is also Chief Executive Officer of Behavioral Health Services; Kathleen and Earl Ward Chair of Psychiatry at Henry Ford Hospital; Director of the Center for Brain Stimulation Therapies at Henry Ford Hospital; and Professor of Psychiatry and of Neurology at Wayne State University (Henry Ford Campus) in Detroit, Michigan.

Jeffrey L. Cummings, M.D., is the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and the Andrea and Joseph Hahn Chair of Neurotherapeutics at the Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada; Cleveland, Ohio; and Westin, Florida.