Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The Global Challenge of Aging Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Helen F. K. Chiu, Kenneth Shulman
      Pages 3-6
    3. Rujvi Kamat, Averria Sirkin Martin, Dilip V. Jeste
      Pages 7-28
    4. A. Lobo, C. De la Cámara, P. Gracia-García
      Pages 29-51
  3. Diagnosis and Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. David Bensamoun, Aurélie Mouton, Eric Ettore, Philippe Robert, Renaud David
      Pages 85-104
    3. Usman Saeed, Walter Swardfager, Sandra E. Black, Mario Masellis
      Pages 105-139
    4. Xiaofeng Li, Kok Pin Ng, Maowen Ba, Pedro Rosa-Neto, Serge Gauthier
      Pages 141-153
    5. Walter J. Kilpatrick III, Benjamin Liptzin
      Pages 155-185
    6. C. Power, E. Greene, B. A. Lawlor
      Pages 187-218
    7. Gerard J. Byrne
      Pages 219-241
    8. Tarek K. Rajji
      Pages 263-275
    9. Susan Kurrle, Roseanne Hogarth, Henry Brodaty
      Pages 277-310
    10. Annemiek Dols, Caroline Sonnenberg
      Pages 311-341
    11. Zahinoor Ismail, Moyra E. Mortby
      Pages 343-368
    12. Carmelle Peisah
      Pages 369-398
  4. Treatment and Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Lina Gega, Sofia Zarate-Escudero, Guk-Hee Suh
      Pages 401-425
    3. Trevor R. Norman
      Pages 427-453
    4. Sarah A. Chau, Celina S. Liu, Myuri Ruthirakuhan, Krista L. Lanctôt, Nathan Herrmann
      Pages 455-480
    5. Virginia Wesson, Mary Chiu, Rhonda Feldman, L. J. Nelles, Joel Sadavoy
      Pages 515-547
    6. Tom C. Russ, Craig W. Ritchie, Karen Ritchie
      Pages 549-574
    7. Ajit Shah, Sofia Zarate-Escudero
      Pages 575-610
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 611-618

About this book


This book consolidates current knowledge in the field and discusses psychiatric disorders among the elderly, while bridging the gap between clinical practice and the socio-cultural contexts. The book is particularly important in the face of rapidly changing conditions globally and challenges such as migration, war and violence, diminishing physical health due to ageing and their impact on the mental health of elderly. Longevity is a great gift of medical sciences and modern health care and since the benefit of longevity comes with specific mental health issues of the elderly, this book responds to the heightened need to understand and address the mental health challenges of the elderly.


Caregivers program Challenges of ageing populations Co-morbidities with physical illnesses Community care Dementia prevention Early detection of mental disorders program Elderly services from different countries Elderly suicide - Suicide prevention Epidemiology of mental disorders Health economics of service Mental health problems of the elderly Neurobiology of dementia Pharmacotherapy Psychological therapies Psychopathology of depression

Editors and affiliations

  • Helen Chiu
    • 1
  • Kenneth Shulman
    • 2
  1. 1.The Chinese University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong
  2. 2.Sunnybrook Research InstituteTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science and Psychology
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2412-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2414-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2511-8323
  • Series Online ISSN 2511-8315
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