Mental Health Practice in Geriatric Health Care Settings / Edition 1

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Mental Health Practice in Geriatric Health Care Settings presents the major research and clinical findings resulting from five years of research on mental health issues in older urban medical patients, many of whom represent minority groups. Chapters cover the high comorbidity of health and mental health problems in geriatric patients, neuropsychological assessment, depression, alcohol abuse in health care settings, and emerging behavioral medicine issues. As a practitioner, you'll find this book helps your practice by representing the first assessment and treatment techniques normed and validated on minority elderly. If you're professional working in the mental health system, you'll see how to expand your services to health care markets.

Incl. high comorbidity of health & mental health problems, alcohol abuse in health care settings, depression etc.

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Explores the link between mental and physical health in geriatric patients. Drawing on five years of research at a medical- rehabilitation hospital in Detroit, the author examines the influences of depression, cognitive slippage, substance abuse, medication toxicity, and degenerative neurologic processes on outcomes such as competence in daily living and morbidity/mortality. Emphasizes the detection of problems using a behavioral approach and offering impairment based, sequential intervention techniques. Paper edition unseen, $24.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Links Between Physical and Mental Health 1
Ch. 1 Overview 7
Ch. 2 Influence of Cognition on Health Outcomes 15
Ch. 3 The Role of Depression in Geriatric Health Outcomes 37
Ch. 4 Perspectives on Cognition in Normal Elderly and in Those with Alzheimer's Disease 53
Ch. 5 The Normative Studies Research Project Test Battery 69
Ch. 6 Utilizing the NSRP Test Battery 99
Ch. 7 Behavioral Treatment of Geriatric Depression in Health Care Settings 119
Ch. 8 Detection and Treatment of Alcohol Abuse 133
Ch. 9 Emerging Areas in Geriatric Health Care Practice 155
Ch. 10 Mental Health Practitioners' Survival of Health Care Changes 171
References 181
Index 199
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