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2nd Edition

Assessment Scales in Old Age Psychiatry

ISBN 9781841841687
Published January 4, 2004 by CRC Press
400 Pages

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Book Description

A unique compendium of more than 200 assessment scales, this second edition of Assessment Scales in Old Age Psychiatry is an indispensable guide for assessing the mental health problems of the elderly and the effects that such problems may have on patients' functional ability. Building on the foundation set by the first edition, the book summarizes scales commonly used in clinical and research practice and provides references for obtaining further information.

The second edition includes all the assessment instruments from the first edition and over 80 new rating scales. These scales were selected on the basis of the authors' clinical and research knowledge. Every scale is accompanied by a full profile, including a completed instrument, so you can see, at a glance, the scope of the scale and its application. This information is pulled together to form a comprehensive text on assessment scales in old age psychiatry.

Table of Contents

Cognitive Assessment
Neuropsychological Tests
Neuropsychiatric Assessments
Activities of Daily Living
Global Assessments/Quality of Life
Global Mental Health Assessments
Physical Examination
Caregiver Assessments
Memory Functioning
Other Scales
Appendix 1: What to Use and When
Appendix 2: Additional Scales
Scales Index

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Read the reviews of the first edition:
"Drs. Burns, Lawlor, and Craig have done the field of Geriatric Psychiatry a great service in the publication of Assessment Scales in Old Age Psychiatry"
--American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

"For academics, the book is a prayer answered…My only question is 'Why didn't somebody do this before'."