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Aging and Mental Health: Positive Psychosocial and Biomedical Approaches [Paperback]

Robert N. Butler , Myrna I. Lewis , Trey Sunderland
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April 1998 1416400001 978-1416400004 5
Designed for professionals working with the elderly, this text provides comprehensive coverage of the ageing process and its effects on mental health. It sets out the nature and problems of old age, including the problems of older people in their families, and explores some of the common emotional problems and psychiatric disorders which can affect the elderly. It also outlines the evaluation, treatment and prevention of some common effects of ageing. There is specific coverage of race, ethnicity, gender, crime, alcoholism and physical disabilities, including deafness and blindness.
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This book is extremely well-respected in social work, geriatric medicine, nursing, and related disciplines for its comprehensive coverage of the aging process and its effects on mental health. The authors are all extremely well-respected. Dr. Robert Butler is one of the nation's leading experts on the aging process; he has been director of the National Institute on Aging and has worked with national commissions and task forces on mental health and aging. Myrna Lewis, M.S.W., is a nationally known leader in social work and Trey Sunderland an M.D. in geriatric psychopharmacology. This book sets out the nature and problems of old age, including the position of older people in their families, and then explores some common emotional problems and psychiatric disorders that can affect the elderly. Specific chapter coverage focuses on race, ethnicity, gender, crime, alcoholism, and physical disabilities including deafness and blindness, as well as Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders. New material includes the most-recent demographic and statistical data, including updated Census Bureau information. Medical workers and social workers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 530 pages
  • Publisher: Pro ed; 5 edition (April 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416400001
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416400004
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,245,052 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a superb text for all helping professionals. January 3, 1999
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I used an earlier edition of this text during my own doctoral training. That it has been revised and updated speaks to its excellence as a comprehensive text covering all aspects of aging and mental health. I will be using this text in my counseling classes because it is chock full of useful information, (practical, medical, and psychological,) and emphasizes " the dignity and worth of each individual irrespective of age." Professional counselors, psychologists, and all those who work with aging adults need to read this book and keep it as a ready reference. As the population ages we need to understand the special needs and attributes of older adults, as well as how aging is viewed in a diverse society.
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