by Steven H. Zarit and Judy M. Zarit
The authors draw on research and clinical expertise to comprehensively address normal aging processes, frequently encountered clinical problems, and effective approaches to evaluation, psychotherapy, family support, and consultation in institutional settings.
Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this book provides foundational knowledge and skills for mental health practice with older adults and their caregivers. The authors draw on research and clinical expertise to comprehensively address normal aging processes, frequently encountered clinical problems, and effective approaches to evaluation, psychotherapy, family support, and consultation in institutional settings. Updated throughout with the latest knowledge, the second edition features many new case examples, a new chapter on treating anxiety, innovative assessment strategies, and reproducibles. Increased attention is given to different forms of dementia and how to distinguish among them. Coverage of psychopharmacology and combined treatments also has been expanded.
This work offers an outstanding blend of scientific fact and clinical utility. The fields of gerontology and geriatrics have evolved substantially since the publication of the first edition, and this second edition captures the latest scientific advances for students and clinicians alike. Diagnosis of dementias, for example, is a complex and difficult task, but the authors make it clear and understandable with examples and tables."
-Jerome Yesavage, MD, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
Pages: 450 + Index, Size: 6 1/8" x 9 1/4"
1. Introduction: Clinical Practice with Older Adults
2. Normal Processes of Aging
3. Disorders of Aging: Dementia, Delirium, and Other Cognitive Problems
4. Mood and Anxiety Disorders
5. Other Common Mental Health Problems in Later Life
6. The Clinical Interview
7. Psychological Testing for Differential Diagnosis and Capacity Evaluations
8. Foundations of Treatment
9. Treatment of Depression
10. Treatment of Anxiety Symptoms
11. Treatment of Paranoid Symptoms
12. Treatment of Dementia
13. Family Caregiving
14. Consultation in Institutional Settings
15. Ethical Issues in Geriatric Psychology
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