"The American Psychiatrc Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, 3rd ed." and "Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry"

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The third edition of the Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, edited by Drs. Blazer and Steffens and the late Dr. Busse, is a welcome addition to the educational and research tools already available to those interested in the major psychiatric and psychological disorders of the elderly.

The book has several strengths, but one in particular stands out: the attention to detail paid to all aspects of normal aging, including the biological, psychological, sociological, and general medical. It is not uncommon for medical texts to delve into a detailed description of specific disease states after a perfunctory introduction that touches on historical aspects of a particular discipline.​

J Clin Psychiatry 2008;69(10):1664-1665