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Book

Practical management of depression in older people

Editors:
CURRAN Stephen, WATTIS John, LYNCH Sean
Publisher:
Arnold
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
191p,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Provides an overview of the different treatments available and the contributions difficult disciplines can bring to the problem of managing depression in older people. Practical implications of physical and psychotherapeutic treatments are discussed. The roles of the family practitioner, clinical psychiatrist, nurse and occupational therapist are explored within the context of a multidisciplinary team. Guidelines for diagnoses are outlined.

Book

Practical psychiatry of old age

Authors:
WATTIS John P., CURRAN Stephen
Publisher:
Radcliffe Medical Press
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
268p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Abingdon
Edition:
3rd

Focuses on practical approaches to physical, mental and social causes of mental ill health and emphasises the links between them. Begins with a discussion of the nature of aging and goes on to examine techniques of assessment and general principles of treatment. Then discusses various mental illnesses, including confusion and dementia; mood disorders; paranoid disorders; neurotic disorders; and personality disorders and substance misuse, with comments on diagnosis and treatment, and case histories. Ends with chapters on the relationship between physical and mental health, and on planning and delivery of services.

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