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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 a good remedy for various psychological illnesses, yet for clinicians operating with older consumers, there are certain matters that must be addressed.

issues lined contain the necessity to construct a healing courting, facing stereotypical puzzling over growing older, environment practical expectancies within the face of deteriorating health conditions, holding desire while confronted with tricky existence occasions equivalent to the lack of a wife, incapacity, etc., and working with the therapist's personal fears approximately getting old.

Illustrated all through with case reports, useful recommendations and with a troubleshooting part, this can be crucial examining for all medical psychologists, psychiatrists and comparable overall healthiness pros who paintings with older humans.
* Authors are global professionals on melancholy and psychotherapy with older humans
* First e-book to be released on CBT with older humans
* Case experiences and examples used all through to demonstrate the strategy and the issues of older humans

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Have they experience of caring for others and, importantly, what sorts of supports from peers and other family members do they seek out? In taking an explorative approach, it is necessary to assess for a wider understanding of statements rather than adopt an excessively technique-driven approach. In doing so important beliefs may begin to emerge that may help the therapist to obtain a more thorough understanding of the patient, thus potentially reducing the length of treatment while at the same time enhancing the outcome.

To view old age from the perspective of younger age and as something to dread is to forget that in all stages of life we are faced with challenges that we may need to overcome (Knight, 1996b). In working with older people, a knowledge of normal age-related changes is necessary, but so too is an open-minded perspective that seeks to understand the individual’s response to increasing age. While it may be a mistake to adopt a perspective on ageing that is too positive, a negative perspective is much more harmful and unhelpful, closing, as it does, one’s mind to the possibility of change and learning at all ages.

3 per cent identified with severe depressive symptoms. Katona et al. (1997) state that in younger people the comorbidity of depression with other psychiatric conditions has received a lot of attention and yet, in older adults, depression comorbidity has received relatively little attention. This would appear to be surprising as Katona et al. (1997) found very high rates of comorbid generalized anxiety in older adults diagnosed with depression. The association between depression and heightened levels of generalized anxiety was so great in their sample that they suggest that depression should be looked for whenever anxiety is present in older people.

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