Aging & Mental Disorders (Psychological Approaches To Assessment & Treatment)

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Simon and Schuster, 1980 - Psychology - 468 pages
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A health worker confuses an older patient's reversible brain disorder with senility--and labels it hopeless. A counselor sees a seventy-year-old woman's depression as a function of her age--and dismisses her complaints that her children don't respect her. A therapist avoids treating sexual dysfunction in a sixty-five-year-old man, mistakenly believing that treatment can't help.

"Aging and Mental Disorders" should help dispel some of these too-common myths and misconceptions about the elderly. Widely acclaimed and enthusiastically reviewed, it gives professionals the knowledge and insights they need to meet the challenge of working with the aged.

 

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Contents

Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment
109
Causes
135
Physical Assessment by Robert M Tager M D
161
Depression
184
Functional Psychiatric Problems
214
A Model
255
Supportive Behavioral
282
Group and Family Intervention
322
Treatment of Brain Disorders
350
Sexuality and Aging
377
References
409
Indexes
445
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Zarit, Department of Human Development and The Gerontology Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

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