Disturbed Behavior in the Elderly

Disturbed Behavior in the Elderly

1st Edition - January 1, 1987

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  • Editors: A.G. Awad, Henry Durost, H.M. Rosemary Meier
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158303

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Disturbed Behavior in the Elderly provides information pertinent to the needs of those giving care as well as of the elderly themselves. This book presents relevant topics of contemporary psychiatric importance. Organized into four parts encompassing 11 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the clinical, administrative, and interpersonal problems posed by the elderly patient with disturbed behavior. This text then examines the rational management of disturbing behavior among the elderly in health care and other residential settings. Other chapters consider the use of medications and psychotropic drugs in old age. This book discusses as well the great value of drug therapy in alleviating the sufferings of the elderly and helping them restore the equilibrium that has been disturbed by aging, physical disability, and shrinking socio-economic network around them. The final chapter deals with staff burnout, job stress, and low morale in dealing with the elderly. This book is a valuable resource for geriatric psychiatrists and caregivers.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors



    I. Clinical Issues and Management

    1. A Model for Multi-Dimensional Evaluation of Disturbed Behavior in the Elderly

    2. A Clinical Approach to the Management of Disturbed Behavior in the Elderly

    3. The Clinical Use of Psychotropic Medications in Old Age

    Commentary on the Chapter

    4. Treatment of Depression in Old Age: What Works?

    5. Recent Advances in the Uderstanding of Dementia

    II. Organization of Services

    6. Future Challenges: How on Earth Shall We Cope?

    Commentary on the Chapter

    7. The Organization of Services for the Elderly

    III. Mental Health Care and the Community

    8. Community Psychiatry and Psychogeriatrics

    9. The Law and Mental Health Care for Competent and Incompetent Elderly Persons

    IV. Manpower and Training

    10. Training: For Whom, How and For What Tasks?

    11. Staff Burnout in Dealing with the Elderly: How to Help the Helper


Product details

  • No. of pages: 204
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1987
  • Published: January 1, 1987
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483158303

About the Editors

A.G. Awad

Henry Durost

H.M. Rosemary Meier

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