Aging and Mental Health

Aging and Mental Health

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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 servicesAccording to the BDI-II manual, scores of 0a€“13 denote minimal depression, scores of 14a€“19 denote mild depression, scores of 20a€“28 denote moderate depression, and scores of 29a€“63 denote severe depression. The main criticisms of theanbsp;...

Title:Aging and Mental Health
Author:Daniel L. Segal, Sara Honn Qualls, Michael A. Smyer
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-11-04


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