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This book is a thorough revision of one of the most comprehensive reference volumes for persons working in the area of aging and mental health. The thrust of the work is interdisciplinary, and discusses research on both clinical and practical issues in aging and mental health.
The multidisciplinary nature of this book and the inclusion of subject matter from the professional as well as research realm result in a level of comprehensiveness which is distinct in the field of mental health and aging
Each chapter contains a comprehensive bibliography, the compilation of which represents a definitive reference source in the field
The chapters review state-of-the-art research in the biological, behavioral, and social sciences and represent the cutting-edge of current practice in psychiatry, neurology, social work, nursing, psychology, and pharmacology, among other professions
The compilation of prevalence data is a much-needed addition to the current literature
The multidisciplinary nature of this book and the inclusion of both clinical and practical issues makes the book distinctively comprehensive
Audience: Professionals, researchers, graduate students in gerontology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, clinical psychology, psychiatry, social work, and nursing.
Background: B.D. Lebowitz and G. Niederehe, Concepts and Issues in Mental Health and Aging. J.C. Anthony and A. Aboraya, Epidemiology of Selected Mental Disorders in Later Life. D. Gutmann, Culture and Mental Health in Later Life. E.P. Stanford and B.C. Du Bois, Gender and Ethnicity Patterns. M.A. Lieberman and H. Peskin, Adult Life Crises. Neurosciences and Aging: A.B. Scheibel, Structural Changes in the Aging Brain. D.G. Morgan, Neurochemical Changes with Aging Predisposition towards Age-Related Mental Disorders. C.L. Grady and S.I. Rapoport, Cerebral Metabolism in Aging and Dementia. B. Gurland and S. Katz, The Outcomes of Psychiatric Disorder in the Elderly: Relevance to Quality of Life. Behavioral Sciences and Aging: F. Schieber, Aging and The Senses. J.A. Sugar and J. M. McDowd, Memory, Learning and Attention. W.R. Cunningham and K.L. Haman, Intellectual Functioning in Relation to Mental Health. H. Thomae, Emotion and Personality. Psychopathology of Later Life: H.G. Koenig and D.G. Blazer, Mood Disorders and Suicide. J.I. Sheikh, Anxiety and Its Disorders in Old Age. J. Sadavoy and B. Fogel, Personality Disorders in Old Age. P.V. Rabins, Schizophrenia and Psychotic States. M.A. Raskind and E.R. Peskind, Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementing Disorders. R.M. Atkinson, L. Ganzini, and M.J. Bernstein, Alcohol and Substance-Use Disorders in the Elderly. C.C. Hoch, D.J. Buysse, T.H. Monk, and C.F. Reynolds, Sleep Disorders and Aging. M.M. Seltzer, Aging in Persons with Developmental Disabilities. Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention: E.D. Caine and H.T. Grossman, Neuropsychiatric Assessment. A. La Rue, J. Yang, and S. Osato, Neuropsychological Assessment. B.J. Kemp and J. Mitchell, Functional Assessment in Geriatric Mental Health. N.A. Newton and L.W. Lazarus, Behavioral and Psychotherapeutic Interventions. C. Salzman and J. Nevis-Olesen, Psychopharmacologic Treatment. V. Regnier and J. Pynoos, Environmental Interventions for Cognitively Impaired Older Adults. L.K. George, Community and Home Care for Mentally Ill Older Adults. M.H. Wykle, M.E. Segall, and S. Nagley, Mental Health and Aging: Hospital Care—A Nursing Perspective. B. Liptzin, Nursing Home Care. S. Eth and G.B. Leong, Forensic and Ethical Issues. G. Gottlieb, Economic Issues and Geriatric Mental Health Care. The Future: G.D. Cohen, The Future of Mental Health and Aging. Index.