Book Description: Widely recognized as the standard in its field, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, has been revised and updated while continuing the tradition of providing both scholar and clinician with the practical skills and knowledge required for understanding mental disorders in later life. It offers an authoritative review of a wide range of topics written by leaders in geriatric psychiatry, gerontology, geriatric medicine, and geriatric nursing, offering a solid grounding in both basic science and clinical applications. The book boasts comprehensive updates of the most common mental health disorders in the elderly from mood disorders and anxiety to schizophrenia and circadian rhythm disorders and includes in this fourth edition new chapters on delirium, dementia and milder cognitive syndromes, and bipolar disorders. Throughout the text, special attention has been given to updating key topics such as psychopharmacology, genetics, cognitive disorders, delirium, and agitation. It is enhanced by a wide array of quick-reference tables and charts, lists of key points, and extensive references and suggested readings that can help clinicians and students at all levels learn more about individual topics. The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry is an unparalleled source for all medical professionals dealing with elderly patients, and is even more indispensable in this new edition.