On-Call Geriatric Psychiatry

Handbook of Principles and Practice

  • Ana Hategan
  • James A. Bourgeois
  • Calvin H. Hirsch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. On-Call Geriatric Psychiatry: General Principles and Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ana Hategan, James A. Bourgeois
      Pages 3-15
    3. Tricia Woo, Calvin H. Hirsch
      Pages 17-30
    4. Glen L. Xiong, Ashkan Javaheri, Ilse R. Wiechers
      Pages 31-44
    5. Caroline Giroux, W. Edwin Smith
      Pages 45-53
    6. Albina Veltman, Tara La Rose
      Pages 55-62
    7. Usha Parthasarathi, Daniel L. Ambrosini
      Pages 63-68
    8. Lauren S. Barney, Sebastien Prat, Usha Parthasarathi
      Pages 69-77
    9. Margaret W. Leung
      Pages 79-85
    10. Mariam Abdurrahman, Claudia Garcia
      Pages 87-97
  3. On-Call Geriatric Psychiatry and Clinical Problems: The Chief Complaints

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Ana Hategan, James A. Bourgeois, Karen Saperson, Simon Chiu
      Pages 101-140
    3. Calvin H. Hirsch, Tricia Woo
      Pages 141-159
    4. Calvin H. Hirsch, Shyam Maharaj, James A. Bourgeois
      Pages 161-183
    5. Calvin H. Hirsch, Deborah C. Francis, James A. Bourgeois
      Pages 185-195
    6. Caroline Giroux, Albina Veltman, Lisebeth Gatkowski, Kolja Paech
      Pages 197-207
    7. Daniel L. Ambrosini, Ana Hategan, James A. Bourgeois
      Pages 209-215
  4. On-Call Geriatric Psychiatry in Specific Medical Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Katren Tyler, Calvin H. Hirsch, Lorin M. Scher, Dane E. Stevenson
      Pages 219-230
    3. Howard H. Fenn, James M. Ellison, Elmira Yessengaliyeva
      Pages 231-249
    4. James A. Bourgeois, Deborah C. Francis, Ana Hategan
      Pages 251-271
    5. Debra Bakerjian, Rebecca Anglin, Calvin H. Hirsch
      Pages 273-278
    6. Debra Bakerjian, Glen L. Xiong
      Pages 279-288
    7. Tricia Woo, Julia Baxter
      Pages 289-293
    8. Emily MacKillop, Gary Chaimowitz
      Pages 295-303
    9. Caroline Giroux
      Pages 305-313
  5. Innovations, Teaching, and Future Directions in the On-Call Geriatric Psychiatry Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
    2. Donald M. Hilty, Terry Rabinowitz
      Pages 317-331
    3. Jason G. Roof, Glen L. Xiong, Sidney R. Stacey
      Pages 333-339
    4. Randi Hagerman, Andrew Ligsay, Jeremy Goldberg
      Pages 341-351
    5. Sheila Harms, Karen Saperson
      Pages 363-370
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 371-382

About this book


This text covers basic principles and practice of on-call psychiatric care in the geriatric patient in various medical settings. It compiles the most likely complaints and provides assessment and management tools for each situation. Written and edited by expert geriatric psychiatrists, emergency psychiatrists, consultation/liaison psychiatrists, geriatricians, and other multidisciplinary specialists, this is the first handbook devoted to on-call geriatric psychiatry. Chapters contain an important summary of key points for managing clinical situations, case studies, and reflective questions.  This text brings together relevant principles of on-call geriatric psychiatry provided in clinical settings such as emergency, acute and subacute inpatient, outpatient, residential, correctional, and consultation/liaison. It includes clinical topics such as psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, substance abuse, and includes coverage of medical ethics and the law, utilization of contemporary technology, and administrative and public health policy.
On-Call Geriatric Psychiatry is the first practical guide to knit together evidence-based medicine and geriatric psychiatric principles and practice guidelines and is a valuable resource for trainees, psychiatrists, geriatricians, emergency departments, nursing home physicians, and other health professionals working with older adult patients.


Challenges of older adult care Emergencies in geriatric psychiatry Geriatric psychiatry and systemic medical comorbidities Models of care in geriatric psychiatry Out- and in-patient care

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Hategan
    • 1
  • James A. Bourgeois
    • 2
  • Calvin H. Hirsch
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioural NeurosMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Dept. of Psychiatry/Langley Porter PsychUniversity of California San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.Dept.of Internal Med.,Div of General MedUniversity of California DavisSacramentoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-30344-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-30346-8
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