Aging & Mental Disorders (Psychological Approaches To Assessment & Treatment)

Aging & Mental Disorders (Psychological Approaches To Assessment & Treatment)

by Steven H. Zarit
     
 
A health worker confuses an older patient's reversible brain disorder with senility--and labels it hopeless. A counselor sees a seventy-year-old woman's depression as a function of her age--and dismisses her complaints that her children don't respect her. A therapist avoids treating sexual dysfunction in a sixty-five-year-old man, mistakenly believing that

Overview

A health worker confuses an older patient's reversible brain disorder with senility--and labels it hopeless. A counselor sees a seventy-year-old woman's depression as a function of her age--and dismisses her complaints that her children don't respect her. A therapist avoids treating sexual dysfunction in a sixty-five-year-old man, mistakenly believing that treatment can't help.

"Aging and Mental Disorders" should help dispel some of these too-common myths and misconceptions about the elderly. Widely acclaimed and enthusiastically reviewed, it gives professionals the knowledge and insights they need to meet the challenge of working with the aged.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780029359808
Publisher:
Free Press
Publication date:
01/01/1983
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
468
Product dimensions:
1.03(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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