Aging and Mental Health
3. Edition January 2018
472 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd
Fully updated and revised, this new edition of a highly successful text provides students, clinicians, and academics with a thorough introduction to aging and mental health.
The third edition of Aging and Mental Health is filled with new updates and features, including the impact of the DSM-5 on diagnosis and treatment of older adults. Like its predecessors, it uses case examples to introduce readers to the field of aging and mental health. It also provides both a synopsis of basic gerontology needed for clinical work with older adults and an analysis of several facets of aging well.
Introductory chapters are followed by a series of chapters that describe the major theoretical models used to understand mental health and mental disorders among older adults. Following entries are devoted to the major forms of mental disorders in later life, with a focus on diagnosis, assessment, and treatment issues. Finally, the book focuses on the settings and contexts of professional mental health practice and on emerging policy issues that affect research and practice. This combination of theory and practice helps readers conceptualize mental health problems in later life and negotiate the complex decisions involved with the assessment and treatment of those problems.
* Features new material on important topics including positive mental health, hoarding disorder, chronic pain, housing, caregiving, and ethical and legal concerns
* Substantially revised and updated throughout, including reference to the DSM-5
* Offers chapter-end recommendations of websites for further information
* Includes discussion questions and critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter
Aging and Mental Health, Third Edition is an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, for service providers in psychology, psychiatry, social work, and counseling, and for clinicians who are experienced mental health service providers but who have not had much experience working specifically with older adults and their families.
Part I Introdction 1
1 Mental Health and Aging: An Introduction 3
2 Basic Gerontology for Working with Older Adults 21
3 Psychological Bases of Positive Mental Health 45
Part II Models of Mental Health in Later Life 65
Part II Introduction 65
4 Psychodynamic Model 69
with co-author Lacey Edwards
5 Cognitive?]Behavioral Model 89
6 Stress and Coping Model 117
7 Family Systems Model 145
Part II Summary and Commentary: Choosing Among Models of Mental Disorders in Later Life 165
Part III Introduction to Mental Disorders 171
Part III Introduction 171
8 Cognitive Impairment and Neurocognitive Disorders 175
9 Major Depression and Bipolar Disorder 207
10 Serious Mental Disorders in Older Adults: Schizophrenia and Other Late?]Life Psychoses 241
Stephen J. Bartels, Karen L. Fortuna, and John A. Naslund
11 Anxiety Disorders, Hoarding Disorder, and Post?]Traumatic Stress Disorder 281
12 Sexual Disorders, Sleep Disorders, and Chronic Pain 313
13 Substance?]Related Disorders and Personality Disorders 343
Part IV Settings and Contexts of Mental Health 375
Part IV Introduction 375
14 Health Services Delivery Systems 377
15 Housing, Social Services, and Mental Health 393
16 Family and Friend Relationships, and Caregiving 407
17 Ethical Issues in Work with Older Adults: Advanced Care, Financial Decision?]Making, and the Impacts of Climate Change 423
Jennifer Moye, PhD, Associate Director for Education and Evaluation New England GRECC (VA Boston and Bedford) and Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
"The Third Edition of Aging and Mental Health offers far more than an update. It is a thoughtfully and creatively designed textbook poised to serve as a strong introduction to major clinical disorders, dominant models of therapy, service delivery systems, and ethical issues, together rounding out the universe of mental health and mental illness in older adults. Generous and well-selected references for each topic are provided."
Erlene Rosowsky, PsyD, Director of the Center for Mental Health and Aging and Associate Professor of Psychology, William James College
"Kudos to the authors of this updated new edition on Aging & Mental Health. Life span developmental theory, normative biopsychosocial processes, and models of successful aging inform clinical recommendations for mental health professionals who provide services to older adults. This is an excellent volume to read and reference if one desires to employ an evidence-based state-of-the art approach to assess and treat the mental health problems of older adults and to promote integrated care in geriatric settings."
Victor Molinari, PhD, President of the American Board of Geropsychology and Professor, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida
"I've used Aging and Mental Health as a textbook for my undergraduate class in "Gerontological Counseling" and my graduate class in "Aging and Mental Disorders" for a decade. This book is unique in including reviews of fundamental issues in gerontology (e.g. age-related changes), major theoretical models of mental health, the most common mental disorders of late life, and contextual issues such as policy, housing, and caregiving issues. The text is full of vivid case studies and practical information. The Third Edition includes valuable updates, such as incorporation of the DSM-5 and recent research information. The authors bring years of experience in clinical practice, research, and public policy related to mental health to bear on the topic. This is the perfect text for instructors from diverse fields who want to engage their students in understanding mental health and aging, and help them develop a passion for providing excellent care for older adults and their families. "
William E. Haley, PhD, Professor, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida
Sara Honn Qualls, PhD, is Kraemer Professor of Aging Studies, Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Gerontology Center at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Michael A. Smyer, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and former Provost at Bucknell University.