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Psychosis in the Elderly - Anne M. Hassett

Hardcover Published: 20th June 2005
ISBN: 9781841843940
Number Of Pages: 260

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Across the spectrum of psychopathology in later life, psychotic symptomatology has been the most neglected, and although literature in this area is increasing, this is the first book to address the need for an overarching framework to examine and understand late-life psychotic phenomena. Exploring the practical and ethical issues that arise when managing psychotic elderly patients in the community, as well as the sequelae of stigmatisation and carer stress, this text: * brings together the latest research findings on schizophrenia as it presents in later life * covers the frequent comorbidity of psychotic symptoms with cognitive impairment, mood disturbance and physical illness * highlights the diversity of late-life psychotic symptomatology, discussing both aetiological considerations and management strategies. With such a wealth of modern, detailed information, this book provides the most current understanding of psychosis in the elderly, and is also an informative clinical guide when managing psychotic elderly patients.

Industry Reviews

'... a welcome and accessible multi-author book ... , really a series of excellent mini-reviews on psychosis in association with a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders as well as schizophrenia ... I am confident [this book] will gain deserved recognition as required reading for old age psychiatrists in training.' - Robert Howard, British Journal of Psychiatry (20006) 189:196

'The book provides an invaluable research too for the study of the area of psychosis in the elderly.' - Australian Journal on Ageing

'This book uniquely addresses the need to bring together state of the art knowledge of aetiologies and best management practices for psychosis in later life.' - Medicine Today

Historical perspectivep. 1
Defining psychotic disorders in an aging populationp. 11
Epidemiology of late-onset schizophreniap. 25
Neuroimaging in late-onset schizophreniap. 37
The neuropsychology of late-onset schizophreniap. 59
The use of antipsychotic medications for schizophrenia occurring in late lifep. 71
Psychosocial rehabilitation of the elderly with early- or late-onset schizophrenia : general principlesp. 85
A multidisciplinary approach to community-based long-term care for older people with early- or late-onset schizophreniap. 97
Residential care for the elderly with early- or late-onset schizophreniap. 113
De-stigmatization of elderly people with early- or late-onset schizophreniap. 123
Psychotic symptoms in deliriump. 135
Psychosis in affective disorders - depressionp. 149
Psychosis in affective disorders - bipolar disorderp. 163
Psychotic symptoms in dementiap. 181
Psychotic symptoms and stressp. 193
Psychotic disorders with alcohol and substance abuse in the elderlyp. 201
Psychosis in the elderly - co-morbidity and disability : focus on basal ganglia diseasesp. 209
Iatrogenic psychosisp. 219
Conclusion : directions for future research and practicep. 241
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ISBN: 9781841843940
ISBN-10: 1841843946
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 20th June 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1