Mental Health and Older People

A Guide for Primary Care Practitioners

  • Carolyn A. Chew-Graham
  • Mo Ray

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carolyn A. Chew-Graham, Mo Ray
      Pages 3-8
    3. Jane C. Richardson, Carolyn A. Chew-Graham
      Pages 9-17
    4. Bernadette Bartlam, Linda Machin
      Pages 19-28
  3. Depression and Anxiety

  4. Delirium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Rashi Negi, Valentinos Kounnis
      Pages 163-178
  5. Psychosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Salman Karim, Kimberley Harrison
      Pages 181-194
  6. The Dementias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Perla Werner, George M. Savva, Ian Maidment, Jochen René Thyrian, Chris Fox
      Pages 197-209
    3. Mo Ray
      Pages 219-228
    4. Eugene Yee Hing Tang, Louise Robinson
      Pages 229-240
    5. Chris Fox, Andrea Hilton, Ken Laidlaw, Jochen René Thyrian, Ian Maidment, David G. Smithard
      Pages 267-282
    6. Louise McCabe
      Pages 293-300
    7. Steve Iliffe, Jill Manthorpe
      Pages 301-308
    8. Jill Manthorpe, Steve Iliffe
      Pages 309-317
    9. Louise Robinson, Eugene Yee Hing Tang
      Pages 319-327
  7. Conclusions/Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 329-329
    2. Denise Tanner, Rosemary Littlechild
      Pages 331-339
    3. Jon Glasby
      Pages 341-346
    4. Carolyn A. Chew-Graham, Mo Ray
      Pages 347-349
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 351-364

About this book


This case-based book offers primary care practitioners support in managing older people with difficulties due to mental health problems, emphasising the importance of integrating health and social care. 

The full range of disorders is covered, including anxiety and depression, delirium, psychosis and the dementias.

The discussion of anxiety and depression encompasses diagnosis and management, assessment of risk, evidence for both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, and models of care.

Clear guidance is provided on the identification and management of symptoms of delirium and different forms of psychosis in older people. The coverage of the dementias includes presentation, initial management, risks to self and others, referral to specialist care and care of older people in residential and nursing homes. Each chapter is co-written by authors from different professional backgrounds and draws on up-to-date national and international research and guidelines. The book will assist greatly in the commissioning and delivery of evidence-based practice.



Delirium Dementia Depression Geriatric Psychiatry Integrating Health and Social Care Primary Care Primary Care Mental Health assessment of risk of self-harm

Editors and affiliations

  • Carolyn A. Chew-Graham
    • 1
  • Mo Ray
    • 2
  1. 1.Keele University, Newcastle Under LymeStaffordshireUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Keele UniversityKeeleUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29490-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29492-6
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