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Published: 25 October 2001

424 Pages

ISBN: 9780192630841

Bookseller Code (05)

Geriatric Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

Edited by Pamela Melding and Brian Draper

Most physical illness affects people at the extremes of life, particularly in late life. A significant proportion of these hospitalized older patients will experience some mental health problems, and medical units lacking specialist old age psychiatry services must rely on adult psychiatric and consultation liaison services for support. These generalists assume the role of old age psychiatrists by default. The aim of this book is to provide a practical guide to the psychiatric support of older patients on the medical, surgical and geriatric wards.

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