Geriatric Psychiatry

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Pub. Date: 2022-09-02
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Part of the What Do I Do Now? Psychiatry series, Geriatric Psychiatry offers comprehensive expertise for clinicians seeking answers for how to manage complex situations in geriatric psychiatry, with a focus on individuals with Alzheimer's disease and other neurocognitive disorders. This volume
addresses conditions common to all psychiatric settings as well as features that must be factored into diagnosis and treatment in later life for anxiety, depression, psychosis, apathy, and agitation. Chapters feature brief clinical case vignettes and further resources for topics in neurocognitive
disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use in elderly patients.

An authoritative guide for clinicians facing an aging population, Geriatric Psychiatry provides clear answers to some of the most complex situations in geriatric psychiatric care.

Author Biography

Marc Agronin, MD is a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist and currently oversees behavioral health and the memory and research center at Miami Jewish Health, where he has worked since 1999. Dr. Agronin is a graduate of Harvard University with a degree in psychology and philosophy and
the Yale School of Medicine. He trained in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. He is the author of ten books and hundreds of articles and has written on aging issues for the New York Times and the Wall Street

Ipsit Vahia, MD, is Associate Chief of the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Director of the Technology and Aging Laboratory at McLean Hospital. He is also Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and serves on the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Geriatric
Psychiatry. Dr. Vahia has received several prestigious awards for his work on the use of technology and informatics in the assessment and management of older adults, including the 2016 AAGP Barry Lebowitz Award and the 2014 APA Hartford Jeste Award.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1: What's Happening to Me?
Cindy Marshall, MD, and Mary Quiceno, MD

Chapter 2: Body, Brain and Where the Two Meet
Dustin Z Nowaskie, MD, Carol Chan, MD, Sophia Wang, MD

Chapter 3: Mental Status in the Moment
Zelde Espinel, MD, MA, MPH and Elizabeth A. Crocco, MD

Chapter 4: Cognitive Screens Short and Sweet, and When More is Needed
Kelly L. Konopacki, PhD, and Sara L. Weisenbach, PhD, ABPP

Chapter 5: A Picture Worth a Thousand Words
Brandon Yarns, MD, and Aaron Greene, MD

Chapter 6: What's Normal and What's Not? Putting It All Together
Sophiya Benjamin, MD, Joanne Ho, MD, and Saumil Dholakia, MD


Chapter 7: Am I Losing My Mind?
Angela M. Kristan, MD, and Elizabeth J. Santos, MD, MPH

Chapter 8: I Can't Remember What Just Happened
Michael Li, MD, and Erica Garcia-Pittman, MD

Chapter 9: He Became a Different Person Practically Overnight
Matthew E. Kern, MD, Jessica Stovall, MD, and Prasad R. Padala, MD, MS

Chapter 10: The Man Who Mistook the Trash for His Dog
David Merril, MD, and Melita Petrossian, MD

Chapter 11: Suddenly Carefree and Careless
Anil Vatsavayi, MD

Chapter 12: A Telling Triad of Symptoms
Fanny Huynh Du, MD, Robert Hess, MD, and Steve Huege, MD


Chapter 13: I'm Always Afraid
Maria Rueda-Lara, MD, and Elizabeth A. Crocco, MD

Chapter 14: I Felt as Though I Was About to Die
Rachel Zack Ishikawa, PhD, MPH, and Feyza Marouf, MD

Chapter 15: I Can't Get Those Thoughts Out Of My Head
Kayla Vardi, MD

Chapter 16: Every Reminder Throws Me Off
Azziza Bankole, MD


Chapter 17: To Switch or To Augment: That is the Question
Marie Anne Gebara, MD, and Jordan F. Karp, MD

Chapter 18: Expecting the Expected
Susan W. Lehmann, MD

Chapter 19: Life Is Not Worth Living
Ali Asghar-Ali, MD, and Richa Lavingia, MPH

Chapter 20: Withering Away
Mario Fahed, MD, and Kristina Zdanys, MD

Chapter 21: Sad or Just Unconcerned?
Jennifer Junko Holiman, APRN, Kathryn Kieran, APRN, and Caroline S. Bader, MD


Chapter 22: It's Like She Lost Her Mind Overnight
Kripa Balaram, MD, Deena J. Tampi, MSN, MBA-HCA, RN, and Rajesh R. Tampi, MD

Chapter 23: She Thinks I'm Someone Else
Silpa Balachandran, MD, Deena J. Tampi, MSN, MBA-HCA, RN, and Rajesh R. Tampi, MD, MS

Chapter 24: He Is Frightened of Things That He Sees
Arshiya Syeda Farheen, MD, Deena J. Tampi, MSN, MBA-HCA, RN, and Rajesh R. Tampi, MD, MS

Chapter 25: Suspicious Neighbors
Michael Reinhardt, MD

Chapter 26: I Live With These Voices
Tarek K. Rajji, MD, FRPCP


Chapter 27: It's Just a Nightcap
Luminita Luca, MD, PhD, and Elizabeth A. Crocco, MD

Chapter 28: No One Can Work with Her
Marc Agronin, MD

Chapter 29: Trustworthy or Not?
Karen Reimers, MD

Chapter 30: Wired and Ready
Kathryn Kieran, APRN, and Ipsit V. Vahia, MD

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