Geriatric Psychiatry (Paperback)
Part of the What Do I Do Now? Psychiatry series, Geriatric Psychiatry offers comprehensive expertise for clinicians seeking answers for how to manage complex situations in geriatric psychiatry, with a focus on individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other neurocognitive disorders. This volume addresses conditions common to all psychiatric settings as well as features that must be factored into diagnosis and treatment in later life for anxiety, depression, psychosis, apathy, and agitation. Chapters feature brief clinical case vignettes and further resources for topics in neurocognitive disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use in elderly patients. An authoritative guide for clinicians facing an aging population, Geriatric Psychiatry provides clear answers to some of the most complex situations in geriatric psychiatric care.
Marc Agronin, MD is a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist and currently oversees behavioral health and the memory and research center at Miami Jewish Health, where he has worked since 1999. Dr. Agronin is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in psychology and philosophy and the Yale School of Medicine. He trained in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. He is the author of ten books and hundreds of articles and has written on aging issues for the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Ipsit Vahia, MD, is Associate Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Director of the Technology and Aging Laboratory at McLean Hospital. He is also Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and serves on the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Vahia has received several prestigious awards for his work on the use of technology and informatics in the assessment and management of older adults, including the 2016 AAGP Barry Lebowitz Award and the 2014 APA Hartford Jeste Award.