by Peter A. Lichtenberg, PhD
This resource presents a major findings from five years of research on mental health issues in older urban medical patients. Chapters cover the high comorbidity of health and mental health problems in geriatric patients, neuropychological assessment, depression, alcohol abuse in health care settings and emerging behavioral medicine issues.
Mental Health Practice in Geriatric Health Care Settings emphasizes the major research and clinical findings realized in five years of research on mental health issues in older urban medical patients, many of whom represent minority groups. Chapters cover the high comorbidity of health and mental health problems in geriatric patients, neuropsychological (or cognitive) assessment, depression, alcohol abuse in health care settings, emerging behavioral medicine issues, and family relations and their tie to medical settings. As a practitioner, you'll find this book helps your practice by representing the first assessment and treatment techniques normed and validated on minority elderly. If you're a professional working in the mental health system, you'll see how to expand your services to health care markets.the analysis of outcomes for one thousand 60-103-year-olds
Mental Health Practice in Geriatric Health Care Settings devotes three chapters to neuropsychological assessment--first, a review of major principles; second, a new test battery for minorities; and third, extensive review on how to use test results in clinical decision making. Other chapters provide valuable information on:
a new validated behavioral treatment method for depression
methods of detection and treatment of alcohol abuse
emerging issues in behavioral medicine, including competency assessments; anxiety and pain disorders; and shaping the referral process
family relations and health care, including caregiving and nursing home placement
nursing home consultation and survival strategies in health care systems
As Author Peter A. Lichtenberg describes in the Introduction, each chapter is multidisciplinary, empirically and statistically investigated, and focused upon urban elderly. "In addition, the major objectives are to provide clinicians with new understandings and new assessment and treatment knowledge to utilize in their practices. Finally, this book is hoped to provide clinicians [with] information about emerging trends in the field, and effective strategies for practice in healthcare settings."
212 pages; 6 X 9;soft bound
Contents Foreword (Jeffrey T. Barth) Acknowledgments Introduction: The links Between Physical and Mental HealthChapter 1. Overview Chapter 2. Influence of Cognition on Health Outcomes Chapter 3. The Role of Depression in Geriatric Health Outcomes Chapter 4. Perspectives on Cognition in Normal Elderly and in Those with Alzheimer's Disease Chapter 5. The Normative Studies Research Project Test Battery Chapter 6. Utilizing the NSRP Test Battery Chapter 7. Behavioral Treatment of Geriatric Depression in Health Care Settings Chapter 8. Detection and Treatment of Alcohol Abuse Chapter 9. Emerging Areas in Geriatric Health Care Practice Chapter 10. Mental Health Practitioners' Survival of Health Care Changes References Index
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