Mental Health and Illness of the Elderly
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.
Covers contemporary topics relating to psychiatric disorders among the elderlyIncludes a combination of biological, psychological and sociological perspectivesSupports clinicians and students from both developed and LAMI countriesPresents research on recent topics that are not often dealt with in text books of psychiatry