9781572309463

Mental Disorders in Older Adults, Second Edition Fundamentals of Assessment and Treatment

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  • ISBN13:

    9781572309463

  • ISBN10:

    1572309466

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/3/2006
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press
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Summary

Pennsylvania State Univ., Univ. Park. Reviews normal aging processes and presents a framework for assessment and treatment. Topics include disorders of aging, the clinical interview, foundations of treatment, treatment of depression, treatment of dementia, and more. For clinicians and students. Previous edition: c1998. DNLM: Mental Disorders-diagnosis.

Author Biography

Steven H. Zarit, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Pennsylvania State University, and is also Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Gerontology, Jönköping University, Jönköping, Sweden. He has conducted research on late-life issues, particularly family caregiving and adaptation for older adults.
 
Judy M. Zarit, PhD, has been in private practice in State College, Pennsylvania, since 1986. She specializes in neuropsychological assessment of dementia and clinical interventions with older adults. Dr. Zarit also provides consultation services to nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Clinical Practice with Older Adults
1(9)
Normal Processes of Aging
10(30)
Disorders of Aging: Dementia, Delirium, and Other Cognitive Problems
40(38)
Mood and Anxiety Disorders
78(21)
Other Common Mental Health Problems in Later Life
99(16)
The Clinical Interview
115(38)
Psychological Testing for Differential Diagnosis and Capacity Evaluations
153(36)
Foundations of Treatment
189(39)
Treatment of Depression
228(35)
Treatment of Anxiety Symptoms
263(18)
Treatment of Paranoid Symptoms
281(18)
Treatment of Dementia
299(22)
Family Caregiving
321(30)
Consultation in Institutional Settings
351(29)
Ethical Issues in Geriatric Psychology
380(17)
References 397(54)
Index 451

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