Neuroimaging and the Psychiatry of Late Life


Neuroimaging and the Psychiatry of Late Life

This book provides clinicians with a reliable reference, written by prominent figures in neuroradiology and old age psychiatry, which draws together current knowledge of late life mental disorders as revealed by neuroimaging. A highly illustrated introductory chapter provides a useful overview of the various techniques of neuroimaging now available. The following chapters, also extensively illustrated, survey the contribution of neuroimaging to understanding the specific psychiatric disorders of late life, and the book concludes with guidelines for clinicians on the choice of imaging for the examination of their patients. For researchers this is a useful and authoritative review of current knowledge regarding neuroimaging and the older psychiatric patient. Its primary aim, however, is to educate and advise clinicians dealing with the protean manifestations of psychiatric disorder in later life.


 Reviews:

"This is a valuable new book summarizing the state of brain imaging in geriatric neuropsychiatry. Any clinician or researcher involved in this field should read and refer to this book. This is an exceptional contribution to the field." Doody Publishing

"This is an excellent book covering brain imaging in geriatric neuropsychiatry. Written and edited by internationally recognized experts in the field, this book is a valuable contribution to psychaitry, neuropsychaitry, and geriatric psychiatry....This is a valuable new book summarizing the state of brain imaging in geriatric neuropsychiatry. Any clinician or researcher involved in this field should read and refere to this book. This is an exceptional contribution to the field." Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"...this is a valuable addition to the reference library of geriatric psychiatry clinicians and an excellent teaching resource for residents and fellows in geriatric psychiatry." P. Murali Doraiswamy, MD, Contemporary Gerontology

"The book comprehensively describes the neurologic and psychiatric changes in the aging brain. Most of the neuroimages discussed are CT and MRI findings...provides useful information on the basic neuropathology of brain aging and complements other functional neuroimaging reference sources." Clinical Nuclear Medicine

"...well-written and informative." Neuroradiology

'The book's real strength comes from breadth of imaging techniques covered and its logical division into background, findings in normal ageing and specific disorders and a subsequent brief, non-prescriptive review of the principles guiding the rational and effective use of clinical neuroimaging. In addition to being a thorough review and helpful introduction to the large volume of research that continues to emerge in the field, this book should certainly meet its stated primary aim of utility in day-to-day clinical practice.' International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

'… comprehensively describes the neurologic and psychiatric changes in the ageing brain … neuropathology of brain ageing and complements other functional neuroimaging reference sources.' James M. Mountz, Clinical Nuclear Medicine

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