Handbook of Old Age Psychiatry – A Primer for Registrars and Junior Doctors in Assessment and Management of Common Conditions

Posted on:March 11, 2023
Last Updated: March 11, 2023
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The first edition of a short textbook for psychiatry and geriatric medicine registrars working with older patients suffering from mental disorders.

A 40-page handbook that provides practical advice for doctors working in Psychiatry of Old Age / Psychogeriatrics.

The book covers key aspects of the assessment of patients over the age of 65 years, including psychotherapy assessment, risk assessment and formulation models.
The management section adopts a biopsychosocial approach and focuses on depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, delirium and dementia, with practical recommendations for a busy registrar.
Written by :
  1. Dr Malcolm Forbes, an old age psychiatrist at Barwon Health, lecturer at the University of Melbourne, and PhD scholar in late-life depression
  2. Dr Eesh Mahendran, a dual-trained old age psychiatrist & consultation-liaison psychiatrist at casual lecturer at Griffith University; and
  3. Prof Stephen Macfarlane, Head of Clinical Services at The Dementia Centre and Associate Professor at Monash University.
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