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Psychiatric Medications for Older Adults: The Concise Guide

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Psychiatric Medications for Older Adults: The Concise Guide

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    Carl Salzman(Author)
From the author of the leading textbook on geriatric psychopharmacology, this up-to-the-minute guide is designed for physicians and other caregivers who work with older adults in a range of settings. It will be particularly useful for those who are called upon to treat such problems as agitation in the nursing home, late-life depression and anxiety, memory impairment, and sleep difficulties.The book provides chapter-by-chapter coverage of how to recognize and treat specific conditions. It includes concise prescribing guidelines, quick-reference drug interaction tables, and illustrative case examples. Practical advice is presented on choosing medications, determining dosages, anticipating side effects, and recognizing when symptoms may caused by normal aging or physical illness.

"This cohesive, well-written handbook will suit a range of practitioners. From Carl Salzman, the foremost expert in geriatric psychopharmacology, the book provides a coherent overview of fundamental principles and issues. Its concise, heuristic case examples do an excellent job of explicating typical presentations, therapeutic approach, treatment, and outcomes. In addition to practitioners, it will serve as a useful text for graduate students across the health-related professions." --Lon S. Schneider, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Gerontology, Department of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern California School of Medicine"In this cogent, readable handbook, Salzman combines evidence-based medicine with the experience of an astute clinician. Well organized and readily applicable to the clinical situation, this book will be of significant practical use for mental health professionals and gerontologists. It will be equally important to academicians and researchers as an example of the thoughtful application of clinical research to the treatment of patients." --Steven P. Roose, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons"This is an exceptionally well-written book on a topic of increasing importance. Salzman is one of the best-known geriatric psychopharmacologists in the country, and the present volume is the culmination of years of experience as a clinician, researcher, and educator. The result is an eminently readable, highly informative book. The case vignettes are particularly interesting and add a real-life quality to the understanding of the use of medications in older patients. I would recommend this book to all health care providers who work with older people suffering from psychiatric disorders." --Dilip V. Jeste, MD, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

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  • PDF | 148 pages
  • Carl Salzman(Author)
  • Guilford Press; 1 edition (21 Dec. 2000)
  • English
  • 8
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle
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