PSYCHOLOGY

Mental Health Treatment Planning

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CHAPTER 18 Mental Health Treatment Planning TREATMENT plans can be understood as a regulatory requirement, one of the many chores of contemporary health care, or they can be understood as…

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Psychopharmacological Interventions

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CHAPTER 16 Psychopharmacological Interventions WHEN seeing younger adults, mental health practitioners often struggle to convince patients to take even a single medication as part of a treatment plan. Younger adults…

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Brain Stimulation Therapies

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CHAPTER 17 Brain Stimulation Therapies WHEN an older patient fails to respond to other interventions, you should consider treatments that electrically stimulate the brain, either through the direct application of…

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Psychotherapeutic Interventions

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CHAPTER 15 Psychotherapeutic Interventions IN the past, mental health practitioners were taught that older patients could not participate in psychotherapy because they were too set in their ways to benefit,…

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Psychosocial Interventions

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CHAPTER 14 Psychosocial Interventions Stefan is a 92-year-old man with major neurocognitive disorder due to Alzheimer’s disease, congestive heart failure with an ejection fraction of 20%, right hip fracture with…

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Psychoeducational Interventions

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CHAPTER 13 Psychoeducational Interventions Psychoeducation Classes Elise is a 68-year-old woman who was diagnosed in her early 20s with bipolar I disorder, hypertension, and poorly controlled diabetes. She has responded…

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The Mental Status Examination

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CHAPTER 10 The Mental Status Examination A Psychiatric Glossary JUST as a physical examination commonly moves from head to toe, the mental status examination begins with an older adult’s outer…

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A Stepwise Approach to Differential Diagnosis

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CHAPTER 9 A Stepwise Approach to Differential Diagnosis A good interviewer should consider as many diagnoses as possible while investigating the nature of a person’s distress (Feinstein 1967). Although an…

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