Psychopathology in Later Adulthood
Combining theory, research, and case examples, this book explores both the physical and cognitive changes that occur as adults age. Each chapter focuses on a specific disorder and includes a relevant clinical case study, which is integrated into the substantive content. Some of the subjects covered are:
Personality, anxiety, mood, and sexual disorders
Substance abuse disorders
Schizophrenia and related disorders
General principles of therapy
Thorough and practical, Psychopathology in Later Adulthood provides the reader with the insight needed to understand and successfully treat the complex aspects of aging.
Table of Contents:
Introduction to Clinical Issues (S. Zarit & D. Haynie).
The Normal Aging Process (S. Whitbourne).
Assessment of Older Adult Psychopathology (B. Edelstein, et al.).
Personality Disorders (D. Segal, et al.).
Anxiety in Older Adults (F. Scogin, et al.).
Mood Disorders in Older Adults (D. King & H. Markus).
Sexual Dysfunctions in Later Life (C. Avina, et al.).
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders (S. Meeks).
Dementia (J. Corey-Bloom).
Suicide (P. Duberstein & Y. Conwell).
Substance Abuse Disorders (E. Lisansky-Gomberg).
Insomnia in Older Adults (B. Riedel & K. Lichstein).
General Principles of Therapy (G. Hinrichsen & L. Dick-Sisken).