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Aging and Mental Health : Positive Psychosocial and Biomedical Approaches - 5th edition

Aging and Mental Health : Positive Psychosocial and Biomedical Approaches (ISBN10: 1416400001; ISBN13: 9781416400004)
ISBN13: 978-1416400004
ISBN10: 1416400001

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0205193363
ISBN10: 0205193366

Summary: This text is extremely well-respected in social work, geriatric medicine, nursing, and related disciplines for its comprehensive coverage of the aging process and its effects on mental health. Dr. Robert Butler is one of the nation's leading experts on the aging process; he has been director of the National Institute on Aging and has worked with national commissions and task forces on mental health and aging. Myrna Lewis, M.S.W., is a nationally known leader more in social work and Trey Sunderland an Managing Director in geriatric psychopharmacology. This text sets out the nature and problems of old age, including the position of older people in their families, and then explores some common emotional problems and psychiatric disorders that can affect the elderly. Specific chapter coverage focuses on race, ethnicity, gender, crime, alcoholism, and physical disabilities including deafness and blindness, as well as Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders. Features

  • Comprehensive and authoritative coverage of the process of aging, issues of mental health and aging, and the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of some common effects of aging.
  • Includes coverage of the older person in the context of society as a whole, in the community (including rural, urban, and ethnic communities), and in the family, with a special chapter on the effects of race, gender, ethnicity, crime, alcoholism, and physical disabilities.
  • Coverage of specific practice-oriented issues including evaluation of the mental health of older persons, options for treatment (including coverage of home treatment versus institutionalization), and specific types of therapy. less

Edition/Copyright: 5TH 98
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Year Published: 1998
International: No

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