Wattis, John and Curran, Stephen (2006) Practical psychiatry of old age. Radcliffe, London, UK. ISBN 9781857757965

Now greatly expanded and completely updated, Practical Psychiatry of Old Age, Fourth Edition is ideal as a clinical primer for those in training, or as a day to day reference for healthcare professionals working with older people.

The book describes in detail the main psychiatric conditions encountered in old age and their management with many useful brief case histories to illustrate the practical realities of working in this area. In addition it offers a comprehensive approach to the assessment and management of psychiatric disorders in old age and provides an introduction to the development and management of services. It supports a truly multi-disciplinary approach in line with modern developments, including the new government guidelines on older people’s mental health services

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