The renowned Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, now in its third edition, addresses the social and biological concepts of geriatric mental health from an international perspective. Featuring contributions by distinguished authors from around the world, the book offers a distinctive angle on issues in this continually developing discipline. Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry provides a comprehensive review of: * geriatric psychiatry spanning both psychiatric and non-psychiatric disorders * scientific advances in service development * specific clinical dilemmas New chapters on: * genetics of aging * somatoform disorders * epidemiology of substance abuse * somatoform disorders * care of the dying patient Continuing the practice of earlier editions, the major sections of the book address aging, diagnosis and assessment and clinical conditions, incorporating an engaging discussion on substance abuse and schizophrenic disorders. Shorter sections include the presentation of mental illness in elderly people from different cultures—one of the most popular sections in previous editions. Learning and behavioural studies, as well as models of geriatric psychiatry practice, are covered extensively. This book provides a detailed overview of the entire range of mental illness in old age, presented within an accessible format. Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry is an essential read for psychiatrists, geriatricians, neurologists and psychologists. It is of particular use for instructors of general psychiatry programs and their residents. Mohammed T Abou-Saleh is Professor of Psychiatry at St George's, University of London. Previously Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, United Arab Emirates University (1991-1998). Chairman of the World Psychiatric Association Section on Biological Psychiatry since 1998. Consultant for the World Health Organisation, member of the Board of Directors of the World Federation for Mental Health since 2007. Research interests in clinical neurosciences of depression and substance misuse. Cornelius Katona is Hon Professor of Psychiatry of the Elderly at University College London. His main research interests are in dementia, mood disorders in old age and mental health of asylum seekers. He has extensive experience of clinical trial work in dementia and in depression. He is Chair of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry Taskforce on Old Age and of the Dementia Clinical Studies Group within DeNDRoN (the UK Dementia and Neurodegenerative Disorders Network). He has been Editor in Chief of the Journal of Affective Disorders since 1994. Anand Kumar is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his M.D. degree from Madras Medical College in Madras, India and completed his Residency training in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He subsequently served as a Medical Staff Fellow in the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Kumar's research focuses on late-life depression and mental disorders of the elderly, including Alzheimer's disease. He was Treasurer, Program Committee Chair and President of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 2004-2005. He is Associate Editor of the American Journal for Geriatric Psychiatry and has served as reviewer for numerous NIH review committees. He has been consistently funded by NIH research grants for over 18 years and is author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.