Geriatric Psychiatry

A Case-Based Textbook

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Basic Principles in the Assessment and Treatment of Late-Life Neuropsychiatric Syndromes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Calvin H. Hirsch, Ana Hategan
      Pages 3-25
    3. Calvin H. Hirsch, Tricia K. W. Woo
      Pages 27-46
    4. Amer M. Burhan, Udunna C. Anazodo, Jean-Paul Soucy
      Pages 47-89
    5. Heather E. McNeely, Jelena P. King
      Pages 91-108
    6. Calvin H. Hirsch, Shyam Maharaj, James A. Bourgeois
      Pages 109-134
    7. Carole Lazaro, Lisa A. McMurray, Milena Rogan Ducic, Timothy E. Lau
      Pages 135-156
    8. Caroline Giroux, W. Edwin Smith
      Pages 177-200
    9. Daniel L. Ambrosini, Calvin H. Hirsch, Ana Hategan
      Pages 201-216
  3. Common Clinical Psychiatric Diagnoses in Late Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-218
    2. Tracy Cheng
      Pages 219-235
    3. Tracy Cheng, Karen Saperson
      Pages 237-252
    4. Sachin Sarin, Zainab Samaan
      Pages 253-264
    5. Shannon Suo, Puja Chadha
      Pages 265-281
    6. Caroline Giroux, Andrés F. Sciolla
      Pages 283-304
    7. Jessica E. Waserman, Karen Saperson
      Pages 305-318
    8. Jeffrey DeVido, Calvin H. Hirsch, Nitika Sanger, Tea Rosic, Zainab Samaan, James A. Bourgeois
      Pages 319-342
    9. Ana Hategan, Calvin H. Hirsch, Deborah Francis, James A. Bourgeois
      Pages 343-368

About this book


This textbook presents real-world cases and discussions that introduce the various mental health syndromes found in the aging population before delving into the core concepts covered by geriatric psychiatry curricula.  The text follows each case study with the vital information necessary for physicians in training, including key features of each disorder and its presentation, practical guidelines for diagnosis and treatment, clinical pearls, and other devices that are essential to students of geriatric psychiatry. With the latest DSM-5 guidelines and with rich learning tools that include key points, review questions, tables, and illustrations, this text is the only resource that is specifically designed to train both American and Canadian candidates for specialty and subspecialty certification or recertification in geriatric psychiatry. It will also appeal to audiences worldwide as a state-of-the-art resource for credentialing and/or practice guidance
.  The text meets the needs of the future head on with its straightforward coverage of the most frequently encountered challenges, including neuropsychiatric syndromes, psychopharmacology, eldercare and the law, substance misuse, mental health following a physical condition, medical psychiatry, and palliative care.

Written by experts in the field, Geriatric Psychiatry: A Case-Based Textbook is the ultimate resource for graduate and undergraduate medical students and certificate candidates providing mental health care for aging adults, including psychiatrists, psychologists, geriatricians, primary care and family practice doctors, neurologists, social workers, nurses, and others.


Neuropsychiatric Syndromes Psychiatric disorders Special topics in elderly mental health Geriatric assessment Psychopharmacology in the elderly

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Hategan
    • 1
  • James A. Bourgeois
    • 2
  • Calvin H. Hirsch
    • 3
  • Caroline Giroux
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural NeurosciencesMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Baylor Scott and White Department of PsychiatryTexas A&M University College of MedicineTempleUSA
  3. 3.Division of General MedicineUniversity of California Davis Medical CenterSacramentoUSA
  4. 4.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of California Davis Medical CenterSacramentoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-67554-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-67555-8
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