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Geriatric Psychiatry Study Guide

Mastering the Competencies

Authors: Hategan, A., Bourgeois, J.A., Cheng, T., Young, J.

  • Questions designed to meet certification criteria worldwide
  • Features easy-to-use learning tools, including notes, graphics, and references
  • Written by expert clinicians and educators in geriatric psychiatry
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About this Textbook

Trainees in subspecialty of geriatric psychiatry and general psychiatry need to master core competencies in geriatric psychiatry in order to practice. This book is designed to provide short-answer question-based learning centering around the core curriculum topics in geriatric psychiatry and is primarily ideal not only for medical students, residents, and fellows, but also for psychiatrists preparing for re-certification. 

This book features approximately 300 short-answer questions on geriatric psychiatry topics, each comprising the stem of a brief clinical scenario or concise question with expected number of answers. The book also features detailed teaching notes, graphics, and the respective source references. The format is consistently structured from chapter to chapter, practical and concise, and designed to enhance the reader’s diagnostic and management ability and clinical understanding.  Each answer includes a concise discussion, pertinent illustrations, and source references.

This text is a valuable reference and teaching tool that provides an opportunity for learning across a rapidly growing field.  The material covered matches the existing postgraduate curricula in geriatric psychiatry and helps prepare candidates for their specialty and subspecialty certification examinations. The cases map well to both the American Geriatric Psychiatry Association and Canadian Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry as well as other international postgraduate curricula.     

The book covers main topics within geriatric psychiatry, some such as substance use disorders and sexuality and sexual dysfunction in later life.  As the Baby Boomers age, this reference will continue to be a valuable staple in geriatric workforce training. 

Geriatric Psychiatry Study Guide is the ultimate resource for students, residents, fellows, psychiatrists, psychologists, family practitioners, nurses, social workers, and all clinicians rising to the challenges of the mental health segment of the geriatric workforce.

About the authors

Ana Hategan, MD
Geriatric Psychiatrist, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 

James A. Bourgeois, OD, MD
Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Baylor Scott and White Health, Central Texas Division, Temple, Texas, United States 

Tracy Cheng, MD
Geriatric Psychiatrist, Assistant Clinical Professor and Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Subspecialty Residency Program, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Julie S. Young, MD, MS
Psychiatrist, Baylor Scott and White, Central Texas Division, Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center College of Medicine, Temple, Texas, United States


Dr. Bourgeois is the author of over 135 peer-reviewed publications and 30 books or book chapters, most of which pertain to general adult psychiatry, psychopharmacology, and/or psychosomatic medicine.

He has held previous academic appointments at University of California, Davis, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, and McMaster University. He retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force Reserve.

His academic interests are in the integration of medical and psychiatric illness, psychopharmacology, medical education, models of service delivery in psychosomatic medicine, and neuropsychiatry.

He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, a Fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and the American Psychiatric Association, and a member of the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He serves on the Editorial Boards of American Psychiatric Publishing and Academic Psychiatry.

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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Physiology and Pathology of Aging

    Hategan, Ana (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Neuropsychology and Neuroimaging in Clinical Geriatric Psychiatry

    Hategan, Ana (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • Pharmacotherapy, Somatic Therapies, and Psychotherapy in Late Life

    Hategan, Ana (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • Ethics and Law

    Hategan, Ana (et al.)

    Pages 61-87

  • Late-Life Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, and Psychotic Disorders

    Hategan, Ana (et al.)

    Pages 89-108

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77128-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77127-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geriatric Psychiatry Study Guide
Book Subtitle
Mastering the Competencies
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77128-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77128-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-77127-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 463
Number of Illustrations
29 illustrations in colour
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