9781405130752

Aging and Mental Health

  • ISBN 13:

    9781405130752

  • ISBN 10:

    140513075X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/06/2010
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

This fully revised and updated second edition provides a complete introduction to aging and mental health for psychology students taking courses in aging as well as for academics and practitioners working in the field of gerontology.* Offers a comprehensive review of models of mental health and mental illness, along with their implications for treatment of older adults * Provides a pragmatic analysis of assessment and treatment approaches that both students and practitioners will find useful * Uses case studies to link theory and practice * Fully updated to include discussion of the development and implementation of evidence-based treatment protocols in the field of mental health; the increasing prevalence of cognitive impairment and an appreciation of its implications for a variety of functional behaviors; and a changing understanding of long-term care away from a focus on institutional care and toward a broader spectrum of services

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