Schizophrenia and Psychoses in Later Life: New Perspectives on Treatment, Research, and Policy

Schizophrenia and Psychoses in Later Life: New Perspectives on Treatment, Research, and Policy

By: Carl I. Cohen (editor), Paul D. Meesters (editor)Paperback

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By 2050, the number of people aged sixty years and older with schizophrenia is expected to double and affect about 10 million people worldwide. Psychoses are among the most common experiences in later life, with a lifetime risk of 23 percent. As a result, there is a looming crisis in mental health care. Schizophrenia and Psychoses in Later Life is the first major multidisciplinary reference on these important disorders. The book provides guidelines for clinical care, research and policy that are consistent with the emerging paradigmatic changes occurring with respect to schizophrenia in later life. This book features multidisciplinary contributions from experts in the fields of biological psychiatry, social psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, social work, psychology, and neuropsychology that will help professionals to integrate services and attain the best outcomes. The text will guide psychiatrists, psychologists, gerontologists, policymakers, and social scientists in creating innovative new programs to help this underserved and growing population.

About Author

Dr Carl I. Cohen is SUNY Distinguished Service Professor & Director, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is also the founding director of the Brooklyn Alzheimer's Disease Assistance Center and the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program. He has authored over 200 articles and 3 books on topics in mental illness and aging. Dr Paul D. Meesters is a geriatric psychiatrist and tutor in geriatric psychiatry at Friesland Mental Health Services, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands. He has authored over 20 articles and co-edited a book on Neuropsychiatry.


Part I. Epidemiology, Historical background, Illness Phenomenology, and Diagnostic Issues: 1. Epidemiology of psychotic disorders: methodological issues and empirical findings Robert Sigstroem and Deborah Gustafson; 2. Epidemiology of schizophrenia: patterns of care for older adults with schizophrenia Donna McAlpine and Ellen McCreedy; 3. Assessment and diagnosis of psychotic symptoms in older adults Michael Reinhardt, Dina Ghoneim, Tessa Murante, Eric Nelson, Paulina Vargas and Shifra Mincer; 4. A comparison of early and late-onset schizophrenia Dina Ghoneim; Part II. Biological, Neurocognitive, and Medical Aspects: 5. Biological changes in older persons with schizophrenia Michael Centorino and Susan Schultz; 6. Cognitive functioning in older adults with schizophrenia Tarek Rajji; 7. Medical issues in older persons with schizophrenia Frank Copeli and Carl I. Cohen; Part III. Outcome and Course: 8. Assessing outcomes in schizophrenia in later life Carl I. Cohen; 9. Positive psychiatry for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders Graham Eglit, Barton W. Palmer and Dilip V. Jeste; Part IV. Social Functioning and Mood: 10. Social functioning among older community-dwelling persons with schizophrenia Paul D. Meesters; 11. Depression and suicidality in older adults with schizophrenia John Kasckow and Aninditha Vengassery; 12. Community treatment needs Paul D. Meesters; 13. Treatment of schizophrenia and psychoses in older adults: psychopharmacological approaches Subramoniam Madhusoodanan; 14. Model programs and interventions for older adults with schizophrenia Stephen J. Bartels, Peter R. DiMilia and Heather Leutwyler; 15. Changing caregiver needs with increasing age of people with schizophrenia Harriet P. Lefley and Brian R. Ghezelaiagh; 16. Personal accounts of living with schizophrenia across a lifetime: coping strategies and subjective perspectives Tova Band-Winterstein, Hila Avieli and Peli Mushkin; 17. The care of older adults with schizophrenia in developing countries Rujvi Kamat and Samir T. Mukherjee; Part V. Health Policy and Research: Future Directions: 18. Schizophrenia in later life: public policy issues in the United States Michael B. Friedman, Lisa Furst, Paul S. Nestadt, Kimberly A. Williams and Lina Rodriguez; 19. Epilogue: controversies, conjectures, and future directions Carl I. Cohen and Paul D. Meesters.

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  • ISBN13: 9781108727778
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 270
  • ID: 9781108727778
  • weight: 410
  • ISBN10: 1108727778

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