1. The Nursing Home as a Psychiatric Hospital / Edward Kim and Barry Rovner -- 2. General Approaches to Behavioral Disturbances / Pierre N. Tariot -- 3. Psychopharmacology / Adrian Leibovici -- 4. Dementia / Michael S. Mega and Jeffrey L. Cummings -- 5. Delirium / Sandra A. Jacobson and Andrew F. Leuchter -- 6. Mood Disorders / Soo Borson and Page Moss Fletcher -- 7. Anxiety Disorders / Timothy Howell -- 8. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders / William E. Reichman and Peter V. Rabins -- 9. Sleep Disorders / Donald L. Bliwise -- 10. Sexuality / Hana P. Spector, Raymond C. Rosen and Sandra R. Leiblum -- 11. Mental Retardation / Mary C. Howell-Raugust -- 12. Substance Abuse Disorders / Kenneth Solomon and James B. Shackson -- 13. Insight-Oriented and Supportive Psychotherapy / Richard A. Zweig and Gregory A. Hinrichsen -- 14. Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy / Deborah J. Ossip-Klein and Jurgis Karuza -- 15. Working with Families / Marion Zucker Goldstein -- 16. Psychiatric Consultation and Liaison / Hilary T. Hanchuk -- 17. Ethical Issues / Teresa M. Schaer -- 18. Medicolegal Issues / Marshall B. Kapp.
Review: "Noted critic, novelist and essayist Sheed recounts his recovery from three major illnesses in this highly personal, torturous, oddly exhilarating chronicle. The first illness, polio, struck in 1945 when he was 14. With unbridled optimism, Sheed struggled for years with a disease that ``seemed much more like a vacation from the pains of growing up than an addition to them.'' The book's centerpiece, his plunge into depression triggered by addiction to sleeping pills and alcohol in his mid-50s, unfolds a nightmare of panic attacks, manic highs, proliferating phobias and suicidal dementia. Sheed found scant relief through a stay in a sanatorium, antidepressants or lithium, on all of which he heaps scorn. His recovery seemed to follow its own logic and inner mechanisms of healing. Diagnosed with cancer in 1991, he underwent operations of the tongue and neck, as well as radiation treatments, a two-year ordeal he describes with wit and gallantry." -- Reed Elsevier Inc.