ISBN 9780824798512,Geriatric Psychopharmacology

Geriatric Psychopharmacology


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CRC Press

Publication Year 1997

ISBN 9780824798512

ISBN-10 0824798511


Number of Pages 488 Pages
Language (English)


This authoritative, clinically relevant resource offers state-of-the-art discussions on the current status of geriatric psychopharmacology-furnishing an empirically based approach to the treatment of psychiatric disorders in elderly patients and focusing on the management of specific illnesses.
Examines the pharmacological treatment of depression in conjunction with other conditions, including heart disease, cancer, Parkinson's disease, and dementia!
Written by more than 20 internationally recognized experts representing distinguished institutions in the United States and Europe, Geriatric Psychopharmacology
reviews the pharmacokinetics of psychotropic drugs and neurochemistry during the aging process
analyzes therapeutic approaches to psychotic depression, major depression, and bereavement-related depression
describes anticonvulsant and lithium therapy for bipolar disorder and lithium toxicity in older patients
details the treatment of late-life psychosis and psychosis in Parkinson's disease
explains therapeutic approaches for anxiety, panic, and obsessive-compulsive disorder as well as the role of sedative-hypnotics
addresses the neuroleptic and nonneuroleptic treatment of dementia
and more!

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