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Aging and Mental Health, 2nd Edition

Aging and Mental Health, 2nd Edition

Daniel L. Segal, Sara Honn Qualls, Michael A. Smyer

ISBN: 978-1-444-36206-0

Oct 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

320 pages

$47.95

Description

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

Preface viii

Part I Introduction 1

1 Mental Health and Aging: An Introduction 3

2 Basic Gerontology for Working with Older Adults 16

Part II Models of Mental Health in Later Life 33

Part II Introduction 33

3 Psychodynamic Model 37

4 Cognitive-Behavioral Model 53

5 Stress and Coping Model 74

6 Family Systems Model 89

Part II Summary and Commentary: Choosing Among Models of Mental Disorders in Later Life 105

Part III Introduction to Mental Disorders 111

Part III Introduction 111

7 Cognitive Impairment 115

8 Depression 136

9 Severe Mental Disorders in Older Adults: Schizophrenia and Other Late-Life Psychoses 157
Stephen J. Bartels

10 Anxiety, Sexual, and Sleep Disorders 178

11 Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, and Marital/Family Confl ict 199

12 Settings and Contexts of Mental Health Services 223

Epilogue 241

References 243

Name Index 278

Subject Index 293

  • Fully updated to reflect recent changes in both research and practice in the field
"In conclusion, this book is an excellent resource for mental health students and professionals working with aging adults. It addresses a need in the literature for a reliable text to help inform the field of aging and mental health . . . Aging and Mental Health is a valuable contribution to the gerontological literature." (The Gerontologist, 8 August 2011)

"Segal (psychology, U. of Colorado at Colorado Springs) et al. provide a revised and updated edition of their introduction to aging and mental health for psychology students, academics, and practitioners in gerontology, as well as service providers in psychology, psychiatry, social work, and nursing. After an overview of basic gerontology, they consider models of mental health and their application to the aging, and the prevalence, assessment, and treatment of older adults with various mental disorders, with a final chapter on geriatric mental health practice contexts and settings. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)" (Reference and Research Book News, February 2011)"A fully revised second edition offers a complete introduction to ageing and mental health for psychology students and academics, and practitioners in gerontology. The authors present models of mental health and mental illness, together with their implications for treatment, and a pragmatic analysis of assessment and treatment approaches." (Times Higher Education, November 2010)

  • 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 reflect recent changes in both research and practice in the field