Emotional Problems in Later Life

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Emotional Problems in Later Life

SKU# 9780826175625

Intervention Strategies for Professional Caregivers, Second Edition

Author: Dan Blazer MD, PhD


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Written by an internationally renowed authority in geriatric psychiatry, this text discusses the most common emotional problems affecting the elderly: memory loss, depression, anxiety, sleeping problems, alcohol and drug abuse, and others. Each problem is addressed in a consistent format highlighting:

  • the nature and scope of the problem
  • the etiological factors involved
  • a diagnostic workup
  • treatment strategies

The focus is on providing the health practitioner with information and specific strategies to diagnose the nature of the problem and to resolve the difficulties, as the situation dictates.

This updated edition includes new information on managed care for older adults--clearly illustrating for the professional how mental health care is financed.

The author's pragmatic, problem-oriented approach and his illustrative case vignettes make the book an invaluable reference for all who work with this challenging, underserved, and rapidly growing population.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date January 01, 1998
  • Page Count 280
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826175625
  • EISBN 9780826175632

Table of Contents 

  1. Who are the Elderly?
  2. Communicating with the Older Adult Suffering Emotional Problems
  3. Memory Loss
  4. Depression
  5. Suspiciousness and Agitation
  6. Anxiety
  7. Hypochondriasis and Other Sometoform Disorders
  8. Sleeping Problems
  9. Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  10. Emotional Problems Associated with Physical Illness
  11. Bereavement
  12. Working with the Family of the Older Adult Suffering Emotional Problems
  13. Successful Aging
  14. Financing the Care for Emotional Problems in Later Life

  15. Index