Clinical geriatric psychopharmacology / Carl Salzman.

By: Salzman, Carl
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Baltimore : Williams & Wilkins, c1992Edition: 2nd editionDescription: xxiv, 361 p. ; 27 cmISBN: 0683074954Subject(s): Geriatric Psychopharmacology | Mental Disorders -- in old age | Psychopharmacology -- in old age | Psychotropic Drugs -- therapeutic useDDC classification: 618.97689
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Part one: The elderly, their illnesses, and their pharmacologic treatments
1. Introduction: Older Americans and their illness
2. Drug prescribing patterns, risks, and compliance guidelines

Part two: The aging process and response to psychotropic drugs
3. Neurotransmission in the aging central nervous system
4. Psychotropic drugs and the aging process: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics

Part three: Psychotropic drug treatment of the elderly
5. Treatment of disordered behavior
6. Treatment of depression: Diagnostic considerations
7. Treatment of depression
8. Treatment of Mania
9. Treatment of anxiety
10. The impact of age on sleep and sleep disorders
11. Treatment of insomnia in the elderly
12. Memory dysfunction and dementia: Diagnostic considerations
13. Neurobiology and treatment of dementia

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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