Mental Health and Illness of the Elderly 1st ed. 2017 Edition

Ebook Details

Authors

Helen Chiu, Kenneth Shulman

Year 2017
Pages 618
Publisher Springer
Language en
ISBN 9789811024122
File Size 4.49 MB
File Format PDF
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Ebook Description

This book consolidates current knowledge in the field and discusses psychiatric disorders among the elderly, while bridging the gap between clinical practice and the socio-cultural contexts. The book is particularly important in the face of rapidly changing conditions globally and challenges such as migration, war and violence, diminishing physical health due to ageing and their impact on the mental health of elderly. Longevity is a great gift of medical sciences and modern health care and since the benefit of longevity comes with specific mental health issues of the elderly, this book responds to the heightened need to understand and address the mental health challenges of the elderly.