Table of contents

  1. Susan Kurrle, Roseanne Hogarth, Henry Brodaty
    Pages 1-34
  2. Usman Saeed, Walter Swardfager, Sandra E. Black, Mario Masellis
    Pages 1-35
  3. Gerard J. Byrne
    Pages 1-23
  4. David Bensamoun, Aurélie Mouton, Eric Ettore, Philippe Robert, Renaud David
    Pages 1-20
  5. Ajit Shah, Sofia Zarate-Escudero
    Pages 1-36
  6. Xiaofeng Li, Kok Pin Ng, Maowen Ba, Pedro Rosa-Neto, Serge Gauthier
    Pages 1-13
  7. Tarek K. Rajji
    Pages 1-13
  8. Tom C. Russ, Craig W. Ritchie, Karen Ritchie
    Pages 1-26
  9. C. Power, E. Greene, B. A. Lawlor
    Pages 1-31
  10. Virginia Wesson, Mary Chiu, Rhonda Feldman, L. J. Nelles, Joel Sadavoy
    Pages 1-33
  11. A. Lobo, C. De la Cámara, P. Gracia-García
    Pages 1-24
  12. Rujvi Kamat, Averria Sirkin Martin, Dilip V. Jeste
    Pages 1-22
  13. Lina Gega, Sofia Zarate-Escudero, Guk-Hee Suh
    Pages 1-25
  14. Sarah A. Chau, Celina S. Liu, Myuri Ruthirakuhan, Krista L. Lanctôt, Nathan Herrmann
    Pages 1-26
  15. Carmelle Peisah
    Pages 1-30

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
  • David Ames
    • 3
  1. 1.The Chinese University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong
  2. 2.Sunnybrook Research InstituteTorontoCanada
  3. 3.Royal Melbourne HospitalMelbourneAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0370-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2511-8323
  • Series Online ISSN 2511-8315