Building on the success of "Practical Psychiatry of Old Age" now in its Fourth Edition, this book looks in more detail at affective disorders from a variety of perspectives. It includes expert contributions on areas such as aetiology, diagnosis and psychological and pharmacological treatment. It also focuses on a contextual approach to the management of affective disorders in areas like primary care and geriatric medicine, as well as the specific contributions of disciplines such as nursing, social work and occupational therapy. User and carer viewpoints are also included, along with the often neglected spiritual aspects of managing these conditions. This balanced, inclusive and practical approach makes it ideal for all members of the multi-disciplinary team involved in the management of affective disorders in older people.

chapter 1|16 pages

Affective disorders in the new millennium

ByJohn P Wattis

chapter 2|8 pages

Affective disorders in old age: detection and clinical features

ByCornelius Katona

chapter 3|29 pages

Aetiology of late-life affective disorders

ByAdrian Lloyd

chapter 4|26 pages

Pharmacological management of depression in older people

ByStephen Curran, Andrew Byrne, John P Wattis

chapter 5|14 pages

Pharmacological treatment of bipolar affective disorder in old age

ByNaila Jawaid, Robert Baldwin

chapter 6|14 pages

Electricity, magnetism and mood

BySusan Mary Benbow

chapter 7|18 pages

Psychotherapy with older people

ByAndrew James Ian

chapter 8|18 pages

Depression in physically ill older patients

ByGraham Mulley

chapter 9|17 pages

Relationship between physical illness and affective disorders

ByRichard Marriott

chapter 10|12 pages

Depression in primary care

ByStephen Iliffe

chapter 12|11 pages

Occupational therapy and affective disorders

ByMary Duggan

chapter 13|12 pages

Social services for older people with depression

ByJill Manthorpe

chapter 15|12 pages

Cultural aspects of affective disorders in older people

ByAnilkumar Pillai

chapter 16|11 pages

Religion/spirituality and depression in old age

ByRachel Dew, Harold Koenig

chapter 17|12 pages

An overview of human drug development

ByChris Bushe