2nd Edition

Assessment Scales in Old Age Psychiatry

    400 Pages
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    Alistair Burns, Brian Lawlor, Sarah Craig

    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'."