Setting the scene; Assessment; General principles of treatment; Confusion: delirium and dementia; Mood disorders; Paranoid disorders; Neurotic disorders; Personality disorders, alcohol and substance misuse; The relationship between physical and mental health; The planning and delivery of services.
Respectively Visiting Professor of Psychiatry for Older Adults, Huddersfield University; Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Wakefield
"'I can relate this work to many patients that I have cared for in A&E. I enjoyed this book, it's nicely formatted and a good read.' ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY NURSING 'The book has many strengths. It highlights complicated interactions between psychological, biological and social constructs in explaining, for example, links between depression and physical disorder and the importance of the development of relationships with patients who have multiple needs. The book is well-supported with up-to-date literature. It is highly accessible and will inform the practise of allied professionals working with older people.' NURSING AND RESIDENTIAL CARE 'This text offers a useful review of old age psychiatry.' FAMILY PRACTICE 'This easy-to-read book is very up to date. The case history examples help to make this book a very valuable, practical and accessible reference for any health professional - from consultant to student in all fields of care - working with older people with mental health problems.' THERAPY WEEKLY"