Emotional Problems in Later Life: Intervention Strategies for Professional Caregivers, Second Edition
Written by an internationally renowed authority in geriatric psychiatry, this text discusses the most common emotional problems affecting the elderly: memory loss, depression, anxiety, sleeping problems, alcohol and drug abuse, and others. Each problem is addressed in a consistent format highlighting:
The focus is on providing the health practitioner with information and specific strategies to diagnose the nature of the problem and to resolve the difficulties, as the situation dictates.
This updated edition includes new information on managed care for older adults--clearly illustrating for the professional how mental health care is financed.
The author's pragmatic, problem-oriented approach and his illustrative case vignettes make the book an invaluable reference for all who work with this challenging, underserved, and rapidly growing population.
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CHAPTER 3 Memory Loss
CHAPTER 4 Depression
CHAPTER 5 Suspiciousness and Agitation
CHAPTER 6 Anxiety
CHAPTER 7 Hypochondriasis and Other Somatoform Disorders
CHAPTER 8 Sleeping Problems
CHAPTER 9 Alcohol and Drug Abuse
CHAPTER 10 Emotional Problems Associated with Physical Illness
CHAPTER 11 Bereavement
CHAPTER 12 Working with the Family of the Older Adult Suffering Emotional Problems
CHAPTER 13 Successful Aging
CHAPTER 14 Financing the Care for Emotional Problems in Later Life