Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology
As the baby boomer generation has begun to reach retirement age, the need for specialized knowledge on geriatric psychopharmacology has grown. Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, thus serves a vital need for an expanding patient population, offering specialized information not available elsewhere in a standardized, well-organized format that clinicians will find easy to use. Extensively updated from the first edition to reflect the large body of new literature, this edition covers all newly available drugs, new safety warnings, information about adverse effects, and efficacy for expanded or more limited indications. Information is presented as concise bulleted text, and key concepts are highlighted in boxes. Consideration has been given to compatibility with the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Understanding the complex pharmacological changes that occur with aging is critical for psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, and all health professionals who prescribe and/or monitor medications for geriatric patients. Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychopharmacology, Second Edition, is comprehensive, current, and serves a critical need for the busy clinician.