Aging and Mental Health (Understanding Aging 2nd Revised edition)

Aging and Mental Health (Understanding Aging 2nd Revised edition)

By: Daniel L. Segal (author), Sara Honn Qualls (author), Michael A. Smyer (author)Paperback

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This fully revised and updated second edition provides a complete introduction to aging and mental health for psychology students taking courses in aging as well as for academics and practitioners working in the field of gerontology. * Offers a comprehensive review of models of mental health and mental illness, along with their implications for treatment of older adults * Provides a pragmatic analysis of assessment and treatment approaches that both students and practitioners will find useful * Uses case studies to link theory and practice * Fully updated to include discussion of the development and implementation of evidence-based treatment protocols in the field of mental health; the increasing prevalence of cognitive impairment and an appreciation of its implications for a variety of functional behaviors; and a changing understanding of long-term care away from a focus on institutional care and toward a broader spectrum of services

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Daniel L. Segal is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Sara Honn Qualls is Kraemer Professor of Aging Studies, Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Gerontology Center at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs . Michael A. Smyer is Professor of Psychology and Provost at Bucknell University.


Preface viii Part I Introduction 1 1 Mental Health and Aging: An Introduction 3 2 Basic Gerontology for Working with Older Adults 16 Part II Models of Mental Health in Later Life 33 Part II Introduction 33 3 Psychodynamic Model 37 4 Cognitive-Behavioral Model 53 5 Stress and Coping Model 74 6 Family Systems Model 89 Part II Summary and Commentary: Choosing Among Models of Mental Disorders in Later Life 105 Part III Introduction to Mental Disorders 111 Part III Introduction 111 7 Cognitive Impairment 115 8 Depression 136 9 Severe Mental Disorders in Older Adults: Schizophrenia and Other Late-Life Psychoses 157 Stephen J. Bartels 10 Anxiety, Sexual, and Sleep Disorders 178 11 Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, and Marital/Family Confl ict 199 12 Settings and Contexts of Mental Health Services 223 Epilogue 241 References 243 Name Index 278 Subject Index 293

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405130752
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781405130752
  • weight: 472
  • ISBN10: 140513075X
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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