Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry

Optimum Care, Emerging Limitations, and Realistic Goals

  • Howard H. Fenn
  • Ana Hategan
  • James A. Bourgeois

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Foundations of Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mirela S. Bucur, Heather Sylvester, Ana Hategan
      Pages 3-25
    3. Heather E. McNeely, Jelena P. King
      Pages 27-46
    4. Debra Bakerjian
      Pages 63-76
    5. Kelli Columbo, Mike Kelly, Leah McGowan
      Pages 77-94
  3. Prevalent Problems in Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Manisha Shenava, Rita Hitching, Laura B. Dunn
      Pages 153-167
    3. Kim A. Hardin, Zachary C. Ryder
      Pages 169-188
    4. Elyse Ross, Shaji Khan, Amer M. Burhan
      Pages 201-218
    5. Timothy Lau, Elizabeth Kozyra, Catherine Cheng
      Pages 219-235
    6. Calvin H. Hirsch
      Pages 259-276
    7. Laura Kenkel, Caroline Giroux
      Pages 339-352
  4. Special Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. Andrea Graci, Erin Hachez, Daniel Lavin
      Pages 355-372
    3. Donald M. Hilty, Andreea L. Seritan, Terry Rabinowitz
      Pages 373-392
    4. Debra Bakerjian, Eric Vanraay, Bianca Ferris
      Pages 393-404
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 405-415

About this book


This book offers mental health guidelines for all medical professionals facing the emerging challenges presented by an aging population worldwide.  The text acknowledges that as the geriatric demographic grows, limited resources and infrastructures demand quality protocols to deliver inpatient geriatric psychiatric care, and that many physicians may not be trained to address these specific needs.  This text fills this gap with guidelines assessing, diagnosing, and treating aging patients as they present in the emergency room and other settings.


Unlike any other text, this book focuses on how to optimize the use of the inpatient setting by recommending evaluations and treatments, and offering flow-charts and figures of key points, to guide both general workup and continued evaluation and treatment. This approach aims to minimize instances of premature release or readmissions and to improve outcomes.  


Chapters cover the various issues that clinicians face when working with an older patient, including legal topics, limitations to treatment, prescription-related complications, patients struggling with substance abuse, and various behavioral concerns. Written by experts in the field, the text takes a multidisciplinary approach to deliver high-quality care as needs of the aging population evolve.


Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry is a vital resource for all clinicians working with an aging population, including geriatricians, psychiatrists, neurologists, primary care providers, hospitalists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, emergency room and geriatric nurses, social workers, and trainees.




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Editors and affiliations

  • Howard H. Fenn
    • 1
  • Ana Hategan
    • 2
  • James A. Bourgeois
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Stanford/VA Alzheimer’s CenterVA Health Care SystemPalo AltoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences, McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  3. 3.Department of Psychiatry, Baylor Scott and White Central Texas, Division College of MedicineTexas A & M University, Health Science CenterTempleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-10400-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-10401-6
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