Mental Health and Illness Worldwide

Mental Health and Illness of the Elderly

Editors: Chiu, Helen, Shulman, Kenneth (Eds.)

  • Covers contemporary topics relating to psychiatric disorders among the elderly
  • Includes a combination of biological, psychological and sociological perspectives
  • Supports clinicians and students from both developed and LAMI countries
  • Presents research on recent topics that are not often dealt with in text books of psychiatry
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About this Reference Work

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.

About the authors

Helen Chiu is professor of Psychiatry at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is president of several prominent associations, such as, International Psychogeriatric Association and Pacific Rim College of Psychiatrists, Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists. She is a prolific author with her papers appearing in most of the prominent journal in the field.  
Kenneth Shulman is an Affiliate Scientist with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Professor of Psychiatry with the University of Toronto
David Ames is Professor and Executive Director, National Ageing Research Institute, University of Melbourne..  Professor Ames has published over 140 papers in peer reviewed journals and has edited or co-written 17 books. He edited IPA Bulletin, the quarterly newsletter of IPA from 1996-2002, is a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel of Alzheimer’s Disease International and and was the Editor in Chief of the scientific journal International Psychogeriatrics from 2003 to 2011.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Challenges and Opportunities of Aging Populations Around the World

    Chiu, Helen F. K. (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Successful Aging

    Kamat, Rujvi (et al.)

    Pages 7-28

  • Sociology of Aging

    Lobo, A. (et al.)

    Pages 29-51

  • Epidemiology of Mental Disorders (Including Cross-Cultural Comparisons)

    Kua, Ee Heok (et al.)

    Pages 53-82

  • (Neurobiology of) Dementia: Causes, Presentation, and Management

    Bensamoun, David (et al.)

    Pages 85-104

Buy this book

Print $319.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-10-2412-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
eReference $369.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-2414-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Print + eBook $369.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 13, 2017
  • ISBN 978-981-10-2413-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mental Health and Illness of the Elderly
Editors
  • Helen Chiu
  • Kenneth Shulman
Series Title
Mental Health and Illness Worldwide
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
Print ISBN
978-981-10-2412-2
eReference ISBN
978-981-10-2414-6
Print + eBook ISBN
978-981-10-2413-9
Series ISSN
2511-8323
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 618
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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