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Over the last two decades, the number of persons over 65 has increased by 65%. Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology focuses attention on how the contributions of clinical psychology address the problems faced by this enormous population. In the first part, chapters cover a historical perspective, clinical geropsychology and U.S. federal policy, psychodynamic issues, and other key topics. Part II details assessment and treatment for a wide range of disorders affecting the elderly. Part III considers such special issues as family caregiving, minority issues, physical activity, and elder abuse and neglect.
Disc. normal aging issues, dementia & psychopathology; incl. assessment, treatment, pain management, bereavement.
General Issues: Historical Perspectives; J.M. Cook, et al. Clinical Geropsychology and U.S. Federal Policy; G.R. VandenBos, P.H. DeLeon. Psychodynamic Isues; H.D. Lerner. The Value of Behavioral Perspectives in Treating Older Adults; L.W. Dupree, L. Schonfeld. Moral and Ethical Considerations in Geropsychology; M. Lavin, B.D. Sales. Normal Memory Aging; K.E. Cherry, A.D. Smith. Psychopathology, Assessment, and Treatment: Dementia; C.J. Golden, A. Chronopolous. Substance Abuse Disorders; T.D. Nirenberg, et al. Schizophrenia; S.J. Bartels, et al. Depression; P.A. Areán, et al. Anxiety Disorders; M.A. Stanley, J.G. Beck. Sexual Dysfunction; N. McConaghy. Sleep Disturbances in Late Life; C.M. Morin, et al. Personality Disorders; B. Falk, D.L. Segal. Special Issues: Health and Well-Being in Retirement: A Summary of Theories and Their Implications; W.S. Shaw, et al. Pain Management; D.S. Morley, D.I. Mostofsky. The Experience of Bereavement by Older Adults; P.A. Wisocki. Marriage and Divorce; G.R. Birchler, W. Fals-Stewart. Family Caregiving: Stress, Coping, and Intervention; D. Gallahger-Thompson, et al. Prevention; P.V. Rabins. 6 Additional Chapters. Author Index. Subject Index.