Centre for Policy on Ageing


Aging and mental health
 — positive psychosocial and biomedical approaches
Author(s)Robert N Butler, Myrna I Lewis
PublisherC V Mosby Company, St Louis, MS, 1982
Pages483 pp
KeywordsMental disorder ; Mental health [elderly] ; Psychiatric treatment ; United States of America.
AnnotationThe title of this US textbook has been expanded in this edition to include not only positive psychosocial approaches but also positive biomedical approaches, reflecting developments in the neurosciences and rehabilitative care. The nature and problems of old age are examined: emotional problems, functional disorders, and organic brain disorders. The section on evaluation, treatment and prevention includes: diagnostic evaluation; how to keep people at home; proper institutional care; psychotherapy and environmental therapy; and drug and electroshock therapy. What constitutes healthy, successful old age and its future are also discussed. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930426064
ClassmarkE: D: LP: 7T

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