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Author Smyer, Michael A.

Title Aging and mental health / Michael A. Smyer and Sara [ie. Sarah] H. Qualls
Published Malden, Mass. ; Oxford : Blackwell Publishers, [1999]
(2000 [printing])


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Description xxiv, 335 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Understanding aging
Understanding aging.
Contents Pt. I. Introduction. 1. Mental Health and Aging: An Introduction. 2. Basic Gerontology for Working with Older Adults -- Pt. II. Models of Mental Health in Later Life. 3. Psychodynamic Model. 4. Behavioral Model. 5. Stress and Coping. 6. Family Systems Model -- Summary and Commentary: Choosing Among Models of Mental Disorders in Later Life -- Pt. III. Introduction to Mental Disorders. 7. Cognitive Impairment. 8. Depression. 9. Severe Mental Illness in Older Adults: Schizophrenia and Other Late-Life Psychoses. 10. Other Disorders and Difficulties -- Pt. IV. Contexts of Practice. 11. Institutional Contexts for Mental Health Services. 12. The Contexts and Pragmatics of Practice
Summary This volume provides an introduction to, and overview of, aging and mental health that will be a useful resource for psychology students taking courses in aging as well as for academics working in the field of gerontology. It will also be of interest to service providers in psychology, psychiatry, social work and nursing, and to clinicians who are experienced mental health service providers but who have not had much experience of working with older adults
The book offers a detailed and comprehensive discussion of the reigning theoretical models of mental health, and their application to later life. These discussions are supplemented by case material that allows the reader to apply theoretical perspectives to later-life problems and prospects. The authors have also included the most recent information on effective therapeutic techniques for working with older adults. This combination of theory and practice helps readers conceptualize mental illness problems in later life and prompts decisions as to the assessment and treatment of those problems
Notes Includes indexes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [286] - 321) and indexes
Subject Physical therapy for older people.
Older people -- Mental health.
Geriatric psychiatry.
Mental Health.
Geriatric Psychiatry.
Author Qualls, Sarah Honn.
LC no. 98020919
ISBN 1557865566 hardcover alkaline paper
1557865574 paperback alkaline paper