Aging and Mental Health (2nd Edition) by Daniel L. Segal, Sara Honn Qualls, Michael A. Smyer

By Daniel L. Segal, Sara Honn Qualls, Michael A. Smyer

This totally revised and up to date moment variation offers a whole creation to getting older and psychological future health for psychology scholars taking classes in getting older in addition to for lecturers and practitioners operating within the box of gerontology.

* deals a finished overview of versions of psychological well-being and psychological ailment, in addition to their implications for remedy of older adults

* presents a practical research of overview and remedy methods that either scholars and practitioners will locate useful

* makes use of case reviews to hyperlink idea and practice

* absolutely up-to-date to incorporate dialogue of the advance and implementation of evidence-based remedy protocols within the box of psychological healthiness; the expanding incidence of cognitive impairment and an appreciation of its implications for various sensible behaviors; and a altering realizing of long term care clear of a spotlight on institutional care and towards a broader spectrum of companies

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60 • The World Health Organization has identified schizophrenia as one of the 10 most debilitating diseases affecting people worldwide. • According to Boston psychiatrist Frances R. Frankenburg, 20 to 70 percent of people with schizophrenia also have a substance abuse problem. • The World Federation for Mental Health states that compared with the general population, people with schizophrenia have higher rates of dental disease, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory disease, hepatitis C, and HIV.

Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness, Schizophrenia: Public Attitudes, Personal Needs, April 25, 2008. org. 61 Schizophrenia Higher Mortality Rate A number of studies have shown that people with schizophrenia have a shorter lifespan than those who do not have the disease, with estimates ranging from 10 years to 25 years. According to an 11-year study by researchers from France, the death rate is nearly 4 times higher for schizophrenia sufferers than for the general population. The study involved 3,470 patients, of whom 476 died.

6 percent of the general population. • According to the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America, between 33 percent and 50 percent of all homeless adults have schizophrenia. • In a 2008 survey by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 27 percent of respondents said they would be embarrassed to tell others if one of their family members was diagnosed with schizophrenia. What Problems Are Associated with Schizophrenia? Reactions Toward Schizophrenics People with schizophrenia encounter a number of different reactions— both negative and positive—when others find out about their illnesses.

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