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Mental Disorders in Older Adults, Second Edition: Fundamentals of Assessment and Treatment

Author: Steven H. Zarit

Publisher: The Guilford Press

ISBN 10: 1609182324
ISBN 13: 978-1609182328

ISBN 10: 9781572309463
ISBN 13: 978-1572309463

Illustrated with abundant clinical material, this book provides essential knowledge and skills for effective mental health practice with older adults. It demonstrates how to evaluate and treat frequently encountered clinical problems in this population, including dementias, mood and anxiety disorders, and paranoid symptoms. Strategies are presented for implementing psychosocial interventions and integrating them with medications. The book also describes insightful approaches for supporting family caregivers and addresses the nuts and bolts of consulting in institutional settings. Combining their expertise as a researcher and an experienced clinician, the authors offer a unique perspective on the challenges facing older adults and how to help them lead more fulfilling and independent lives. Three reproducible forms can also be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.