Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology / Edition 1

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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.

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Intended for students of psychology, psychiatry, rehabilitation, education, social work, and nursing, this volume contains 25 chapters divided into three parts. The first section addresses historical aspects of geropsychology, US federal policy, psychodynamic issues, behavioral perspectives, moral and ethical issues, and normal memory aging. The second part incorporates description, assessment, and treatment for dementia, substance abuse disorders, schizophrenia, depression, and other problems older adults experience, while the third section addresses nine problem areas faced by older adults and their caregivers including health and well-being in retirement, minority issues, and diagnosis and treatment of elder abuse. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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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.

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