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Title Emerging issues in mental health and aging / Margaret Gatz, editor
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [1995]


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 MELB  362.20846 Gat/Eii  AVAILABLE
Description xx, 379 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Foreword / Arthur S. Flemming -- Preface / Margaret Gatz -- Introduction / Margaret Gatz -- Ch. 1. Mental Health Policy and Older Americans: Historical and Current Perspectives / Anita L. Rosen, Jane Ann Pancake and Larry Rickards -- Ch. 2. Efficacy of Clinical Treatment for Mental Disorders Among Older Persons / Lon S. Schneider -- Ch. 3. Strengths and Limitations of Research on Late-Life Psychoses / Dilip V. Jeste, David Naimark, Maureen C. Halpain and Laurie A. Lindamer -- Ch. 4. Stressors and Adaptation in Late Life / Leonard I. Pearlin and Marilyn McKean Skaff -- Ch. 5. Importance of Self-Perceptions for Health Status Among Older Persons / Jana M. Mossey -- Ch. 6. Prevention and Early Intervention for Mental Disorders of the Elderly / Michael A. Smyer -- Ch. 7. Let's Not Wait Till It's Broke: Interventions to Maintain and Enhance Mental Health in Late Life / Elinor Waters
Ch. 8. Family Involvement in Mental Health Care for Older Adults: From Caregiving to Advocacy and Empowerment / Roberta R. Greene -- Ch. 9. Models for Mental Health Service Delivery to Older Adults / Bob G. Knight and Brian Kaskie -- Ch. 10. Infrastructure Requirements for Research in Late-Life Mental Disorders / Ira R. Katz -- Ch. 11. Education and Training of Mental Health Service Providers / Margaret Gatz and Sanford I. Finkel -- Ch. 12. Mental Health Services for the Elderly: Key Policy Elements / Carroll L. Estes -- Appendix A: Resolutions of the White House Mini-Conference on Emerging Issues in Mental Health and Aging -- Appendix B: Members of the Planning Committee for the White House Mini-Conference -- Appendix C: Delegates Attending the White House Mini-Conference -- Appendix D: Members of the Coalition on Mental Health and Aging
Summary The contributors cover such topics as promoting mental health policy, encouraging optimal health as people age, expanding and consolidating the scientific research in late-life psychiatric disorders, and increasing access to mental health services. Each chapter contains material of interest to psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, counselors, and others involved in mental health services for older adults
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to Ovid PsycBooks
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Subject Mental illness -- Treatment -- United States.
Mental illness -- United States -- Prevention.
Older people -- Mental health services -- United States.
Older people -- Mental health -- United States.
Mental Health.
United States.
United States.
Author Gatz, Margaret.
American Psychological Association.
LC no. 95023748
ISBN 1557983178 (alk. paper)
OTHER TI PsycBOOKS collection
Other Titles PsycBooks