Primary Care Mental Health in Older People

A Global Perspective

  • Carlos Augusto de Mendonça Lima
  • Gabriel Ivbijaro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introduction to Primary Care Mental Health in Older Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gabriel Ivbijaro, Carlos Augusto de Mendonça Lima
      Pages 3-4
    3. Yaccub Enum, Wolfgang Spiegel, Karen Bernard, Monica Hill, Taofik Olajobi
      Pages 5-11
    4. Sabine Bährer-Kohler, Brendan McLoughlin
      Pages 13-28
  3. Foundation Principles to Promote Mental Health in Older Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Christophe J. Büla, Manuel Sanchez Perez, Laurence Seematter Bagnoud
      Pages 31-44
    3. Gabriel Ivbijaro, David Goldberg, Yaccub Enum, Lucja Kolkiewicz
      Pages 45-49
  4. Accessing the Essential

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Orestes V. Forlenza, Marta L. G. F. Pereira, Paulo R. Canineu, Florindo Stella
      Pages 53-64
    3. Thomas Desmidt, Merryl Butters, Hakan Yakan, Wolfgang Spiegel, Gustav Kamenski, Vincent Camus
      Pages 65-72
    4. Gabriel Ivbijaro, Lucja Kolkiewicz, David Goldberg, Claire Brooks, Yaccub Enum
      Pages 73-82
  5. Therapeutic Approach of Older Adults with Mental Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Jay J. Patel, Dale W. Smith, John Heafner, Christopher NG, George T. Grossberg
      Pages 85-109
    3. Todd M. Edwards, Anthony Dowell, David Clarke, Vinodkumar R. Gangolli, Jo Ellen Patterson
      Pages 111-126
    4. Carlos Augusto de Mendonça Lima, Gabriel Ivbijaro, Sudhir Kumar, Jacob Roy
      Pages 145-157
  6. Mental and Behavioural Disorders (and Problems) in Older Adults in Primary Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Valeska Marinho, Bruno Gherman, Sergio Luís Blay
      Pages 161-166
    3. Mercedes Fernández Cabana, Alejandro García-Caballero, Raimundo Mateos
      Pages 167-176
    4. Gabriel Ivbijaro, David Goldberg, Lucja Kolkiewicz, Todd M. Edwards, Clifton McReynolds, Igor Svab
      Pages 177-187
    5. David Baron, Jessica Uno
      Pages 189-198
    6. Diego De Leo, Urska Arnautovska
      Pages 199-210
    7. Carlos Augusto de Mendonça Lima, Emanuela Sofia Teixeira Lopes, Aleksandra Milicevic Kalasic
      Pages 211-227
    8. António Pacheco Palha
      Pages 229-235
  7. Neurocognitive Disorders (and Problems) in Older Adults in Primary Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Manuel Coroa, Horácio Firmino, Vasco Nogueira, Luiz Miguel Santiago
      Pages 239-249
    3. Olatunji Aina, Jenny Downes-Brydon, Edmond Chiu
      Pages 299-310
    4. Conceição Balsinha, Manuel Gonçalves-Pereira, Steve Iliffe, José Alexandre Freitas, Joana Grave
      Pages 311-329
    5. Anne P. F. Wand, Brian Draper
      Pages 331-347
  8. Strategies in Rehabilitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Carlos Augusto de Mendonça Lima, Nicolas Kuhne
      Pages 351-362
    3. Genevieve Gagnon, Marjolaine Masson
      Pages 363-373
  9. From Theory to Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Gabriel Ivbijaro, Carlos Augusto de Mendonça Lima, Lucja Kolkiewicz, Yaccub Enum
      Pages 377-398

About this book


This book is a practical resource that will support the delivery of holistic mental health interventions in the primary and community care setting for older people. Primary care delivery is discussed in relation to both functional mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, and psychotic and personality disorders, and acquired organic mental disorders of old age, such as dementia, cognitive impairments, and delirium. Careful consideration is paid to the complex relationship between mental and somatic health problems, as well as the impacts of multimorbidity and polypharmacy. Further topics include, for example, epidemiology, wider determinants of health, different care models, history taking, neurocognitive and capacity assessment, and pharmacological, psychological, and physical interventions.

The wider goals of the book are to support the development of community resilience and self-care in older people; to promote universal access and equity for older people in order to enable them to achieve or recover the highest attainable standard of health, regardless of age, gender, or social position; and to promote pathways to care for older people with mental health problems respecting their autonomy, independence, human rights, and the importance of the life-course approach. This book will be an invaluable resource for all professionals who work with older adults with mental health problems and those training in these fields including physicians, psychiatrists, family doctors, geriatricians, general practitioners, nurses, psychologists, neurologists, occupational therapists, social workers, support workers and community health and social care workers.


Anxiety disorder in older people Depressive disorders in older people End of Life Care Geriatric Psychiatry Improving Health Promotion Integrated Care Neurocognitive disorders in older people Old Age Psychiatry Primary Care Mental Health Psychiatry of the Elderly Suicide in older people

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos Augusto de Mendonça Lima
    • 1
  • Gabriel Ivbijaro
    • 2
  1. 1.Unité de Psychiatrie et de PsychothérapieCentre Les ToisesLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Mental Health and Population HealthNOVA University LisbonLisbonPortugal

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