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Geriatric Mental Health Care: A Treatment Guide for Health Professionals / Edition 1
     

Geriatric Mental Health Care: A Treatment Guide for Health Professionals / Edition 1

by Gary J. Kennedy
 

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ISBN-10: 1572305924

ISBN-13: 9781572305922

Pub. Date: 08/08/2000

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

This essential guide is designed for mental health practitioners and primary care providers without advanced training in geriatric psychiatry. Gary J. Kennedy sets forth a clear framework for understanding the interplay of medical, psychological, and social factors in frequently encountered problems among older adults. Clear guidelines are delineated for assessing and

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This essential guide is designed for mental health practitioners and primary care providers without advanced training in geriatric psychiatry. Gary J. Kennedy sets forth a clear framework for understanding the interplay of medical, psychological, and social factors in frequently encountered problems among older adults. Clear guidelines are delineated for assessing and treating such conditions as depression and anxiety, dementia, psychosis and mania, sleep disturbances, personality and somatoform disorders, substance abuse, and suicidality. Throughout, the book focuses on ways to sustain seniors' independence and overall quality of life while enhancing their adaptive capacities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572305922
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/08/2000
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
1. Introduction to the Geriatric Imperative
2. Depression and Anxiety
3. The Dementias
4. Psychosis and Mania
5. Sleep Disturbances
6. Personality, Somatoform,and Pain Disorders
7. Individual Psychotherapies for Older Adults
8. Adapting Principles of Marital, Group, and Family Therapy to the Needs of Older Patients
9. Sexuality
10. Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Self-Injurious Behaviors
11. Alcohol and Substance Abuse
12. Recognition and Reduction of Suicide Risk
13.Mental Health Consultation in the General Hospital, Home, or Nursing Facility
14. Legal and Ethical Issues
15. Advice on Exercise and Nutrition

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