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

by Steven H. Zarit (Author), Judy M. Zarit (Author)
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Illustrated with abundant clinical material, this book provides essential knowledge and skills for effective mental health practice with older adults. It demonstrates how to evaluate and treat frequently encountered clinical problems in this population, including dementias, mood and anxiety disorders, and paranoid symptoms. Strategies are presented for implementing psychosocial interventions and integrating them with medications. The book also describes insightful approaches for supporting family caregivers and addresses the nuts and bolts of consulting in institutional settings. Combining their expertise as a researcher and an experienced clinician, the authors offer a unique perspective on the challenges facing older adults and how to help them lead more fulfilling and independent lives. Three reproducible forms can also be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.


 

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Publication date
March 29, 2011
Publisher
Page count
468
ISBN
9781609184674
Paper ISBN
9781609182328