Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Geriatric Consultation Liaison Psychiatry by Pamela Melding

Most physical illness effects people at the extremes of life, particularly in late life. A significant proportion of hospitalized older patients will experience some mental health problems, and medical units lacking specialist old age psychiatric services must rely on adult psychiatric and consultation liaison services for support. These generalists assume the role of old age psychiatrists by default. A key aim of the book is to provide guidelines for the appropriate treatment of psychiatric disorders in older people when medical illness complicates the picture. The book is divided into five sections. The first two sections cover the nature of the problem and initial assessment procedures. Section three focuses on specific disorders, including, amongst others, the most common reasons for referral - dementia, depression and delirium. Section four provides guidelines for treatment including pharmacological therapies, psychotherapeutic interventions and the use of ECT. The book concludes with short section considering the ethical and legal issues involved. This book covers the theoretical and practical knowledge required by psychiatrists in training, those seeking to specialize in consultation liaison or old age psychiatry, geriatricians and general practitioners. It will also be of interest to all other members of the healthcare team responsible for the medical management of older patients.

Buy Geriatric Consultation Liaison Psychiatry by Pamela Melding from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780192630841
ISBN-10: 0192630849
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 157mm x 23mm)
Pages: 422
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Geriatric Consultation Liaison Psychiatry by Pamela Melding

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Geriatric Consultation Liaison Psychiatry book by Pamela Melding and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By Pamela Melding

Psychogeriatric Service Delivery by Pamela Melding
Paperback, March 2005
$137.66 $152.95