Geriatric psychopharmacology /
edited by J. Craig Nelson.
New York : M. Dekker, c1998.
xiv, 469 p. : ill.
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New York : M. Dekker, c1998.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Doody's Reviews, January 1998
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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!
Table of Contents
General Principles Neurochemistry of Aging
Pharmacokinetics of Psychotropic Drugs
Drug Interactions
Depression Treatment of Major Depression in the Elderly
Treatment of Psychotic Depression
Treatment of Major Depressions During Bereavement
Maintenance Therapies for Late-Life Recurrent
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