Review of Psychiatric Medications for Older Adults: The Concise Guide

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr.. Stephen Marson, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: When I first opened the package to examine my assigned reading, I heard a sign in my voice: "Not another drug book!" I thought. I was expecting Psychiatric Medications for Older Adults: The Concise Guide to be excessively dry, difficult, and primarily written for physicians. My experience proves once again, one cannot judge a book by its cover. This book is not dry or difficult, and it is not primarily written for physicians. As a gerontologist, I have read numerous books on drugs and drug interactions for elderly patients, all of which were thoughtfully written and had salient points. However, if you asked me to provide you with a list of titles, I could not because I gave them away (to a nurse colleague). None of them seemed relevant to my work with elderly patients. However, I'll keep Salzman's book.

Additional Information

Publication
Language: English
Date: 2003
Keywords
Psychiatric Medications, Geriatric Psychopharmacology, Psychotropic Drugs, Older People - Drug Use, Mental illness – Chemotherapy, Salzman, Carl