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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Suicidal elderly people in clinical and community settings

Diego De Leo, Brian Draper and Karolina Krysinska.

in Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention

P ublished online July 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 18476 words.

Suicide in old age is still exposed to misunderstandings and controversies. From one side, in fact, it is the object of idiosyncratic interpretations (e.g. if subjects of advanced age are...

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The Elderly Veteran, Service, Benefits, and the Community

Luisa Skoble, Jamison E. Rogers and Robert Kohn.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 4997 words.

The U.S. veteran population is aging, with 47.3% being age 65 or older in 2013. This chapter addresses the mental health of older veterans and the services and benefits available to them....

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Supporting the Family and the Care Provider

Peter V. Rabins, Constantine G. Lyketsos and Cynthia D. Steele.

in Practical Dementia Care

February 2006; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 8435 words.

Chapter 7 emphasizes the problems that caregivers have, because this is a book about helping distressed or ill individuals. It is important to remember, though, that many (probably the...

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Elder abuse

Jill Manthorpe.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 5172 words.

Old age psychiatrists will encounter situations of elder abuse in their practice. Whatever their work and professional policies they will need to think the unthinkable and to provide...

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Severe and enduring mental illness

Catherine Hatfield and Tom Dening.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 8215 words.

Severe and enduring mental illness refers mainly to the long term experience of schizophrenia and psychosis but also to other chronic functional disorders. The prevalence of psychoses in...

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Principles of service provision in old age psychiatry

Tom Dening.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 19477 words.

This chapter outlines the history, underlying principles and policy context for contemporary mental health services for older people. The usual components of such services, including...

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Memory assessment services

Sube Banerjee.

in Oxford Textbook of Old Age Psychiatry

October 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry. 5451 words.

Memory clinics were first developed in the 1970s and 1980s to help facilitate research. More recently they have evolved into Memory Services increasingly focussing on delivering early...

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Ethical and legal issues

Terry Robinson and Jane E. Scullion.

in Old Age Psychiatry

P ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Medical Ethics. 7271 words.

Elder abuse - Types of abuse - Approach to possible cases of abuse - Crime and older people - Capacity/competence—general principles - Tips for those assessing capacity - Capacity to make a will -...

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Epidemiology of Late-Life Mood Disorders

Patricia Marino and Jo Anne Sirey.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 6715 words.

The reported rates of late-life mood disorders vary across studies with a number of factors that contribute to the identification and documentation of late-life mood disorders. Factors...

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A National Institute of Mental Health Perspective on Geriatric Mood Disorder Research

Jovier D. Evans and George Niederehe.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 8987 words.

The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for...

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Civil Commitment of Older Persons

Sara J. Brady and Eric Y. Drogin.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 4879 words.

Older persons experience higher rates of psychiatric illness than the general population. Consequently, they are disproportionately affected by issues at the intersection of psychiatry and...

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Medical Legal Issues in Psychiatric Home Care and Telemental Health

Robert Kohn, Thomas Sheeran and Suzanne Duni-Briggs.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 5665 words.

Many elderly persons who reside in the community have the same degree of physical disability as those in nursing homes. Issues regarding autonomy and appropriateness of living...

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Ethics in Geriatric Forensic Assessment

Philip J. Candilis, Gregory B. Leong and Robert Weinstock.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 5215 words.

The ethics of geriatric forensic practice are governed by frameworks that help guide common elder activities, such as medical and financial decision-making, self-care, driving, and making...

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Violence and Aggression in the Elderly

Ghulam Mustafa Surti, Laura Stanton and Robert Kohn.

in GERIATRIC FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY

November 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Old Age Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry. 8777 words.

In nursing homes, aggression is seen in almost 32% of residents. Often, there are medical causes associated with delirium to account for such aggressive behaviors. This chapter discusses...

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