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Title:
Aging and mental health : positive psychosocial and biomedical approaches
Author:
Butler, Robert N., 1927-2010.
Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
Boston : Allyn & Bacon, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xiii, 530 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780205193363
Format :
Book

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Designed for professionals working with the elderly, this text provides comprehensive coverage of the ageing process and its effects on mental health. It sets out the nature and problems of old age, including the problems of older people in their families, and explores some of the common emotional problems and psychiatric disorders which can affect the elderly. It also outlines the evaluation, treatment and prevention of some common effects of ageing. There is specific coverage of race, ethnicity, gender, crime, alcoholism and physical disabilities, including deafness and blindness.