Mental Health and Older People

A Guide for Primary Care Practitioners

  • Carolyn A. Chew-Graham
  • Mo Ray

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carolyn A. Chew-Graham, Mo Ray
      Pages 3-8
    3. Jane C. Richardson, Carolyn A. Chew-Graham
      Pages 9-17
    4. Bernadette Bartlam, Linda Machin
      Pages 19-28
  3. Depression and Anxiety

  4. Delirium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Rashi Negi, Valentinos Kounnis
      Pages 163-178
  5. Psychosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Salman Karim, Kimberley Harrison
      Pages 181-194

About this book

Introduction

This case-based book offers primary care practitioners support in managing older people with difficulties due to mental health problems, emphasising the importance of integrating health and social care. 

The full range of disorders is covered, including anxiety and depression, delirium, psychosis and the dementias.

The discussion of anxiety and depression encompasses diagnosis and management, assessment of risk, evidence for both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions, and models of care.

Clear guidance is provided on the identification and management of symptoms of delirium and different forms of psychosis in older people. The coverage of the dementias includes presentation, initial management, risks to self and others, referral to specialist care and care of older people in residential and nursing homes. Each chapter is co-written by authors from different professional backgrounds and draws on up-to-date national and international research and guidelines. The book will assist greatly in the commissioning and delivery of evidence-based practice.

 

Keywords

Delirium Dementia Depression Geriatric Psychiatry Integrating Health and Social Care Primary Care Primary Care Mental Health assessment of risk of self-harm

Editors and affiliations

  • Carolyn A. Chew-Graham
    • 1
  • Mo Ray
    • 2
  1. 1.Keele University, Newcastle Under LymeStaffordshireUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Keele UniversityKeeleUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29492-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29490-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29492-6
  • About this book
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