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This book is extremely well-respected in social work, geriatric medicine, nursing, and related disciplines for its comprehensive coverage of the aging process and its effects on mental health. The authors are all extremely well-respected. 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. Myrna Lewis, M.S.W., is a nationally known leader in social work and Trey Sunderland an M.D. in geriatric psychopharmacology. This book 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. Specific chapter coverage focuses on race, ethnicity, gender, crime, alcoholism, and physical disabilities including deafness and blindness, as well as Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders. New material includes the most-recent demographic and statistical data, including updated Census Bureau information. Medical workers and social workers.
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A detailed overview and reference for professionals and paraprofessionals working with the elderly in a variety of settings. Early chapters provide a baseline of psychologically healthy old age against which to measure illness or problems. Chapters on disorders and drug and other therapies provide technical information. Other chapters focus on psychotherapy aspects of medical health care, evaluation, and the continuum of mental health care available, as well as special concerns such as alcoholism. Appendices list organizations, government programs, educational institutions, and sources of staff educational material, and provide a summary of US policy on aging and a 23-page personal mental health data form. This fifth edition contains expanded information on neurobiology, psychopharmacology, psychiatric assessment, and family caregiving. Photos have been omitted for this edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416400004
  • Publisher: PRO-ED, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 530
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Fourth Edition
Ch. 1 Who are the Elderly? 3
Ch. 2 Older People and their Families 27
Ch. 3 Healthy, Successful Old Age 54
Ch. 4 Common Emotional Problems 71
Ch. 5 Common Psychiatric Disorders 94
Ch. 6 Cognitive Disorders 124
Ch. 7 Special Concerns: Race and Ethnicity, Older Women and Gender Issues, Crime, Alcoholism, Deafness, Blindness, and Sexuality 157
Ch. 8 General Treatment Principles 203
Ch. 9 Diagnostic Evaluation: How to do a Workup 228
Ch. 10 How to Keep People at Home 269
Ch. 11 Proper Institutional Care 309
Ch. 12 Psychotherapy and Environmental Therapy 346
Ch. 13 Drug and other Somatic Therapies 383
Appendixes 415
App. A Sources of Gerontological Literature 417
App. B Organizations Pertaining to the Elderly 421
App. C Government Programs for the Elderly 433
App. D Training and Education in Gerontology and Geriatrics 446
App. E Staff Inservice Education Material for Work with Older People 457
App. F U.S. Policy on Aging: A Historical Summary 462
App. G Personal Mental Health Data Form for Older Persons 466
Glossary 493
Author Index 495
Subject Index 518
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