Clinical Geriatric Psychopharmacology

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Carl Salzman
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005 - Medical - 696 pages
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Thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition, this volume is the most authoritative clinical reference on the pharmacologic treatment of psychiatric disorders in elderly patients. This edition provides complete information on new psychotropic drugs, new uses for established drugs, and clinically relevant advances in the neurosciences. Four new chapters cover genes, pharmacokinetics, and their impact on prescribing; new cognitive-enhancing strategies and drugs; late-life depression and physical illness; and depression and cardiac disease in late life.

The book offers detailed guidelines—including drug names, dosages, and prescribing recommendations—for pharmacologic treatment of specific disorders. Chapters include clinical vignettes and tables presenting current clinical trial data. Appendices provide succinct information on prescribing and drug interactions.

  

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Contents

Older Americans and Mental Illness
3
Response Prediction Maintenance Treatment
14
Drug Prescribing Adverse Reactions
23
The Cost of Psychotropic Drug Use for the Elderly
49
Neurotransmission in the Aging Central Nervous System
63
Kinetics and Dynamics of Psychotropic Drugs in the Elderly
87
Diagnosis of LateLife Disordered Behavior Agitation
117
Treatment of LateLife Disordered Behavior Agitation
129
Diagnosis and Treatment of LateLife Bipolar Disorder
353
Electroconvulsive Therapy in LateLife Depression
385
Diagnosis of Anxiety and AnxietyRelated Disorders
437
Treatment of Anxiety and AnxietyRelated Disorders
449
Sleep Disorders
470
The Impact of Age on Sleep and Sleep Disorders
483
Treatment of Insomnia in the Elderly
513
Neurobiology of Alzheimers Disease
543

Diagnosis of LateLife Depression
199
Treatment of Depression with Tricyclic Antidepressants MAOIs
233
Treatment of Depression with New and Atypical
305
Treatment of LateLife Depression Associated
335
Treatment of Dementia
595
Appendix A Prescribing Information
625
Drug Interactions with Psychotropic Medications
643
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Carl Salzman, MD, is Director of Psychopharmacology and Director of Education at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the editor of the seminal textbook "Clinical Geriatric Psychopharmacology" as well as over 200 articles, chapters, and reviews. Dr. Salzman's contributions to the field of psychiatry have been recognized with numerous awards. He has chaired a number of national task forces on psychiatric research and training, and has served on the editorial boards of such journals as the leading "American Journal of Psychiatry," He maintains an active clinical and consulting practice.

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