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Preface to Second Edition.
Preface to First Edition.
PART A HISTORICAL BACKGROUND.
1 A Conceptual History in the Nineteenth Century (German E. Berrios).
2 The Development of Old Age Psychiatry in the UK (Claire Hilton and Tom Arie).
3 Commentary on 'In the Beginning' by Felix Post (Claire Hilton).
PART B NORMAL AND ABNORMAL AGEING.
4 Changes in the Macrostructure and Microstructure of the Ageing Brain (Natalie M. Zahr, Adolf Pfefferbaum and Edith V. Sullivan).
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 Lizzie Gilman 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.