This book's strength lies in its logical organization. Many chapters are concise and easy to read. Clinical vignettes, tables of clinical information, and algorithms for diagnosis and treatment are well presented. In addition to thoroughly addressing the clinical tenets of geriatric psychiatry, the chapters that cover cultural issues in late life, forensic evaluation, and the aging patient with intellectual disabilities make this book stand out in its breadth and balance.
The authors describe this book as "a clinical, patient-based, practical resource written to assist practicing clinicians of geriatric psychiatry in evaluating and managing their patients." This book ably achieves its goal and is a wonderful contribution to the literature.
Dr Srinivasan is assistant professor of clinical psychiatry in neuropsychiatry and behavioral science at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia.