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Aging and Mental Health: Positive Psychosocial and Biomedical Approaches

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This text is extremely well-respected in social work and related disciplines for its comprehensive coverage of the aging process and its effects on mental health. Dr. Robert Butler is one of the nation's leading experts on the aging process; he has been director of the National Institute on Aging and has worked with national commissions and task forces on mental health and aging.

This text sets out the nature and problems of old age, including the position of older people in ...

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Overview

This text is extremely well-respected in social work and related disciplines for its comprehensive coverage of the aging process and its effects on mental health. Dr. Robert Butler is one of the nation's leading experts on the aging process; he has been director of the National Institute on Aging and has worked with national commissions and task forces on mental health and aging.

This text sets out the nature and problems of old age, including the position of older people in their families, and then explores some common emotional problems and psychiatric disorders that can affect the elderly. Comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the process of aging, issues of mental health and aging, and the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of some common effects of aging. Specific chapter coverage focuses on race, ethnicity, gender, crime, alcoholism, and physical disabilities including deafness and blindness.

Intro. to problems of old age, general treatment principles, evaluation, home & outpatient care.

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Thorough coverage of the nature and problems of old age--healthy, successful old age; common emotional problems; psychiatric disorders; organic mental disorders; special concerns in connection with race and ethnicity, gender issues, crime, alcoholism, deafness, blindness, and sexuality--and evaluation, treatment, and prevention. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801610028
  • Publisher: Mosby, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/28/1983
  • Series: Mosby's Medical Library
  • Edition description: Consumer's ed
  • Pages: 386

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