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DSM-5 (R) Pocket Guide for Elder Mental Health


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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsDisclosuresSECTION I: Diagnosing and Treating Older AdultsChapter 1. IntroductionChapter 2. Addressing Behavioral and Mental Health Problems in Community SettingsChapter 3. The Diagnostic DsChapter 4. Beyond the Diagnostic DsChapter 5. The 15-Minute Older Adult Diagnostic InterviewChapter 6. The 30-Minute Older Adult Diagnostic InterviewSECTION II: Using DSM-5 With Older AdultsChapter 7. The DSM-5 Older Adult Diagnostic InterviewChapter 8. A Brief Version of DSM-5SECTION III: Additional Tools and Initial TreatmentsChapter 9. A Stepwise Approach to Differential DiagnosisChapter 10. The Mental Status ExaminationChapter 11. Selected DSM-5 Assessment MeasuresChapter 12. Rating Scales and Alternative Diagnostic SystemsChapter 13. Psychoeducational InterventionsChapter 14. Psychosocial InterventionsChapter 15. Psychotherapeutic InterventionsChapter 16. Psychopharmacological InterventionsChapter 17. Brain Stimulation TherapiesChapter 18. Mental Health Treatment PlanningChapter 19. ConclusionReferencesIndex

About the Author

Sophia Wang, M.D., is Medical Director of the Older Adult Mental Health Clinic at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center and Assistant Clinical Professor at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Abraham M. Nussbaum, M.D., AACAP, is Chief Education Officer of the Denver Health Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Service and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado.


Overall, this book is easy to read and provides a lot of utility in a small package. It is a concise guide to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems in elderly individuals according to the DSM-5. The first section on interviewing techniques and proper diagnosis is well done and includes illustrative and interesting case vignettes. The book is compact and portable and great for carrying in your white coat and reading on the go, with short and easily digestible chapters, but, of course, it is consequently much less comprehensive than a textbook would be. -- Eric A. Lee, M.D., and Iqbal Ahmed, M.D., Drs Lee and Ahmed are in the Department of Psychiatry, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI * Journal of Psychiatric Practice Vol. 24, No. 3 *

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