Practical Psychiatry of Old Age

  • John Wattis
  • Carol Martin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. John Wattis, Carol Martin
    Pages 1-22
  3. John Wattis, Carol Martin
    Pages 23-57
  4. John Wattis, Carol Martin
    Pages 58-68
  5. John Wattis, Carol Martin
    Pages 69-91
  6. John Wattis, Carol Martin
    Pages 92-116
  7. John Wattis, Carol Martin
    Pages 117-150
  8. John Wattis, Carol Martin
    Pages 151-167
  9. John Wattis, Carol Martin
    Pages 168-203
  10. John Wattis, Carol Martin
    Pages 204-223
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 251-256

About this book


The first edition of this book was suggested by Tom Arie, Professor of Health Care of the Elderly at the University of Nottingham. The seven years since the first edition of this book have seen a revolution in the way that Health Services in the United Kingdom are organized. One of the original co-authors, Mike Church, has moved on through several NHS posts to independent practice in the area of management consultancy. He has been replaced by Carol Martin, a lecturer in the Psychology of Old Age in our department. In addition to the changes in the NHS there has been an explosion in the knowledge base of old age psychiatry, with several journals now devoted to the subject. A new diagnostic classificatory system (ICD10) has also been launched. In preparing this second edition, we have tried to remain true to the spirit of the first edition, whilst incorporating new knowledge and the changing context of our practice. Throughout the text we have used the terms 'patient' and 'client' interchangeably. The people we serve are the same whatever we call them! We have also, generally, but not always referred to patients in the female gender, since this reflects the fact that more women than men survive into old age. We have ordered the book so that the basic background information and skills in approaching the problems of old age are dealt with first.


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Authors and affiliations

  • John Wattis
    • 1
  • Carol Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-47460-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-3029-3
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