Handbook of Pain and Aging / Edition 1

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This comprehensive text examines the physical and mental repercussions of pain among the elderly, finding theoretical bases in such fields as dynamic psychology, psychophysics, behavior modification, pharmacology, and nutrition. The book covers the basic topics of biobehaviorism, psychosocial and psychodynamic aspects, and clinical techniques as they pertain to treatment of elderly patients. The authors of the book's 17 chapters are all esteemed specialists on particular aspects of pain and aging, and all provide state-of-the-science solutions to quality-of-life problems associated with the elderly.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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For clinicians, theorists, administrators, and teachers, collects 17 articles on the combined problems of aging and pain. The contributors blend theory, data analysis, and experiences of clinical practice in their discussions of the assessment and management of pain in the institutionalized and outpatient elderly, rehabilitation, and hypnosis. They address such conditions as chronic and cancer pain, osteoporosis, and Paget's disease. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Biobehavioral Issues in Geriatric Pain. The Psychology of Pain and Suffering; J. Lomranz, D.I. Mostofsky. A Brief History of Pain Perception and Pain Tolerance in Aging; S. Yehuda, R.L. Carasso. Chronic Morbidity & Disability in the U.S. Elderly Populations: Recent Findings and Population Implications; K.G. Manton. The Assessment of Pain in the Elderly; L. Gagliese, R. Melzack. Nutrition, Disability, and Health in the Older Population; P.A. Quatromoni, B.E. Millen. Psychosocial and Psychodynamic Aspects. Rehabilitating the Elderly in Return to Work; K. Jacobs. Coping with Pai in Old Age; P.S. Melding. the Role of Pain in the Cascade from Chronic Illness to Social Disability and Psychological Distress in Late Life; B. Kahana, et al. Pain and Psychological Function in Late Life; P.A. Parmelee. Hypnosis and Pain Relief for Older Persons; N.A. Covino. Clinical Management & Techniques. Management of Chronic Non Malignant Pain in the Elderly: Experience in an OPD Setting; R.D. Helme, et al. The Management of Cancer Pain in Elderly Patients; N.I. Cherny, B. Popp. Pain in Osteoporosis & Paget's Disease in the Elderly; J. Menczel. Oral Facial Pain in the Elderly; J.A. Ship, et al. 3 Additional Articles. Index.

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