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A guide to psychotherapy and aging: Effective clinical interventions in a life-stage context.Techniques and instruments for assessment of the elderly.

A guide to psychotherapy and aging: Effective clinical interventions in a life-stage context.:... discuss the role of psychological (including neuropsychological) assessment as one important component of an interdisciplinary clinical evaluation of older individuals / focuses primarily on . . . 2 objectives: [determination of diagnosis; and assessment of broad patterns of behavior, thoughts, or emotions] / [presents] a brief overview of relevant epidemiological data / general considerations in the psychological assessment of older adults are reviewed, with a focus on aspects of aging that may pose particular risks for assessment reliability and validity / [discuss] psychological assessment procedures for identifying some of the most prevalent mental disorders among older people, with an emphasis on particularly difficult differential diagnoses (e.g., dementia vs depression) the role of assessment in describing patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion; the characteristics of physical and social environments; and how such information may benefit patients, clinicians, other caregivers, and family members are discussed (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

A guide to psychotherapy and aging: Effective clinical interventions in a life-stage context.Techniques and instruments for assessment of the elderly.

American Psychological Association — Aug 31, 2004

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 American Psychological Association
Pages
163 –219
DOI
10.1037/10211-007
Publisher site
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Abstract

discuss the role of psychological (including neuropsychological) assessment as one important component of an interdisciplinary clinical evaluation of older individuals / focuses primarily on . . . 2 objectives: [determination of diagnosis; and assessment of broad patterns of behavior, thoughts, or emotions] / [presents] a brief overview of relevant epidemiological data / general considerations in the psychological assessment of older adults are reviewed, with a focus on aspects of aging that may pose particular risks for assessment reliability and validity / [discuss] psychological assessment procedures for identifying some of the most prevalent mental disorders among older people, with an emphasis on particularly difficult differential diagnoses (e.g., dementia vs depression) the role of assessment in describing patterns of behavior, thought, and emotion; the characteristics of physical and social environments; and how such information may benefit patients, clinicians, other caregivers, and family members are discussed (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)

Published: Aug 31, 2004

Keywords: epidemiology & diagnosis & psychological & neuropsychological assessment techniques, elderly patients with depression or other mental disorders

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