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

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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.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineGeriatric medicineMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicinePsychiatryMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineTherapy & therapeuticsSleep disorders & therapyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyAbnormal psychologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyPsychology of ageing Publisher: Guilford Publications Publication Date: 09/11/2006 ISBN-13: 9781572309463  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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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, Joenkoeping University, Joenkoeping, Sweden. He has conducted research on late-life issues, particularly family caregiving and adaptation for older adults. Dr. Zarit is a recipient of the Distinguished Career Contribution Award from the Gerontological Society of America. 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.

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