COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY WITH OLDER PEOPLE by Ken Laidlaw, Larry W. Thompson, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson,

By Ken Laidlaw, Larry W. Thompson, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Leah Dick-Siskin

Cognitive Behaviour remedy (CBT) is now good validated as an efficient therapy for more than a few psychological illnesses, yet for clinicians operating with older consumers, there are specific matters that must be addressed.

issues coated comprise the necessity to construct a healing courting, facing stereotypical brooding about getting old, atmosphere lifelike expectancies within the face of deteriorating health conditions, keeping wish whilst confronted with tricky lifestyles occasions comparable to the lack of a wife, incapacity, etc., and working with the therapist's personal fears approximately getting old.

Illustrated all through with case experiences, sensible suggestions and with a troubleshooting part, this is often crucial analyzing for all medical psychologists, psychiatrists and similar well-being pros who paintings with older humans.
* Authors are global gurus on melancholy and psychotherapy with older humans
* First ebook to be released on CBT with older humans
* Case reports and examples used all through to demonstrate the strategy and the issues of older humans

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Rates of depression in older people vary, depending upon the sample considered. For example, Katz et al. (1989) identified a prevalence rate of major depressive disorder among nursing home residents of 18 to 20 per cent, and up to 27 to 44 per cent overall for other dysphoric mood states. Likewise, Abrams et al. (1992) describe depression as being widespread in nursing home residents. , 1989). , 1996). Suicide attempts by older people are more likely to result in a fatal outcome compared with younger age groups (Hepple & Quinton, 1997).

These findings correspond to reports by Flint (1999) that late-life generalized anxiety disorder is usually associated with depression. Lenze et al. (2001) comment that older adults with depression and comorbid anxiety are more likely to present with greater severity levels and are more likely to experience poorer treatment response. Rates of depression in older people vary, depending upon the sample considered. For example, Katz et al. (1989) identified a prevalence rate of major depressive disorder among nursing home residents of 18 to 20 per cent, and up to 27 to 44 per cent overall for other dysphoric mood states.

Myth 2: It Must be Terrible Getting Old When your patient says ‘I hate being old’, or ‘it’s a terrible thing to grow old’, this can often be taken as a statement of fact rather than an indication that they hold ageist beliefs and have set up an expectancy bias for themselves where they expect to be unhappy because of their age. This myth often means that when older people develop depression they accept this as a ‘normal’ part of ageing rather than a disruption of functioning. The result is that older people may be willing to put up with much less help and support, even accepting second-class citizen status for themselves.

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