Approach to Geriatric Neuropsychiatric Problems

by Subrata Banerjee, Kaushik Roy

Geriatric neuropsychiatry is an integrative activity bridging the fields of psychiatry, neurology, neuroscience and geriatrics. It reflects commitment to the principles that, improved understanding of brain-behavior relationships can lead to a higher quality of life for older individuals. Psychiatric manifestations of neurological disorders and the neurobiological basis of psychiatric disorders are the two pillars standing apart to hold erect the concept of neuropsychiatry. Neuropsychiatry is devoted to understanding the neurobiological basis of human behavior. Measurement of cognitive functions and its steady decline is probably the most important evidence of effects of aging on neurology. Young physicians are more inclined to treat acute geriatric problems than the chronic neurological conditions. Many of their conditions are therapeutically controllable if they are detected early. This book deals with study of the effects of aging itself and the age-related diseases on the nervous system. Addresses disorders related to sleep, mood, dementing, neoplastic, nerve, muscle, gait, neurological, and describes managing complex issues for both primary and secondary prevention of geriatric illness. The book will be immensely helpful for those interested in study in the areas of Gerontology, Gerontologic neurology and neuropsychiatry.

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Book Detail

Author
1. Banerjee Subrata
2. Roy Kaushik
Author's Affiliation
1. NRS Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
2. NRS Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
ISBN
9789350258828
Speciality
Psychiatry
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11643
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2012
Pages
204
Book Type
Reference

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