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Psychosis in the Elderly
by Anne M. Hassett
David Ames
and Edmond Chiu

Psychosis in the Elderly discusses the practical and ethical issues that arise when managing psychotic elderly patients.

Psychosis in the Elderly addresses the need for an overarching framework to examine and understand late-life psychotic phenomena.

It highlights the diversity of late-life psychotic symptamatology, explores etiological considerations and management strategies, and covers the frequent co-morbidity of psychotic symptoms with cognitive impairment, mood disturbance, and physical illness.

Psychosis in the Elderly provides the most current understanding of psychosis in the elderly is an informative clinical guide for managing psychotic elderly patients.

Contents:

    Late-Onset Schizophrenia
    • Epidemiology of Late Onset Schizophrenia
    • The Neurobiology of Late Onset Schizophrenia, including neuroimaging, molecular genetics)
    • The Neuropsychology of Late Onset Schizophrenia

    Management of Early and Late Onset Schizophrenia

    • Pharmacological Treatment of Early and Late Onset Schizophrenia (including pharmacokinetics)
    • Psychosocial Treatment and Rehabilitation of Elderly with Early or Late Onset Schizophrenia
    • Community Based Long Term Care for the Elderly with Early or Late Onset Schizophrenia: A Multi-Disciplinary System of Care
    • Residential Care for the Elderly with Early or Late Onset Schizophrenia
    • De-stigmatization of the Elderly with Early or Late Onset Schizophrenia

    Other Psychotic Disorders in the Elderly

    • Psychotic Symptoms in Delirium
    • Psychosis in Affective Disorders - Depression
    • Psychosis in Affective Disorders - Bipolar Disorder
    • Psychotic Symptoms in Dementia
    • Psychotic Symptoms and Severe Stress/Distress
    • Psychotic Disorders with Alcohol and Substance Abuse in the Elderly
    • Psychosis in the Elderly - Comorbidity and Disabilities
    • Iatrogenic Psychotic Disorders
    • Conclusion - Direction for Future Research and Implication for Practice

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Psychosis in the Elderly
by Anne M. Hassett, David Ames, and Edmond Chiu

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