Practical Old Age Psychopharmacology: A Multi-Professional Approach.
Practical old age psychopharmacology; a multi-professional approach.
Ed. by Stephen Curran and Roger Bullock.
Twenty practitioners, academics, consultants, and researchers from England and Wales contribute 15 chapters providing clinicians with a summary of the key drugs used in old age psychiatry and their main indications. Coverage includes a brief history of psychopharmacology, an overview of neuropathology and aging, neurochemical changes in old age, practical issues in assessing and prescribing psychotropic drugs for older people, the roles and perspectives of various health care professionals--pharmacists, nurses, general practitioners--and the treatment of specific disorders in the elderly, including mood disorders, psychosis, anxiety disorders, sleep disturbance, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and delirium.
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|Date:||Dec 1, 2005|
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