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Neuropsychological assessment of dementia and depression in older adults : a clinician's guide. [electronic resource] edited by Martha Storandt and Gary R. VandenBos.

Contributor(s): Storandt, Martha [editor] | VandenBos, Gary R [editor].
Publisher: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 1994Edition: 1st ed.Description: x, 219 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 1557982457.Subject(s): Dementia -- in old age | Dementia -- diagnosis | Depressive Disorder -- in old age | Depressive Disorder -- diagnosis | Neuropsychological Tests | Dementia | Depressed personsAdditional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 618.97/683 Online resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: Two of the most common psychological disorders of later life are dementia and depression. The diagnosis of these conditions presents a challenge to clinicians because the symptoms of depression and dementia often overlap; in addition, the symptoms of either of these disorders in their early stages may be attributed to the normal effects of aging. /// [This book] reviews the most up-to-date research on the diagnosis of dementia and depression [in older adults] and offers concrete recommendations for evaluating this unique population. /// The contributors to this volume, all experts in the psychological assessment of older adults, give clinicians and practitioners clear and practical guidance on differentiating psychological disorders from normal events in the aging process, identifying symptoms of depression and symptoms of dementia, performing differential assessment of dementia and depression, determining legal competency of older adults, providing clinical interpretations to clients and their families, and applying assessment to therapy and interventions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
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Two of the most common psychological disorders of later life are dementia and depression. The diagnosis of these conditions presents a challenge to clinicians because the symptoms of depression and dementia often overlap; in addition, the symptoms of either of these disorders in their early stages may be attributed to the normal effects of aging. /// [This book] reviews the most up-to-date research on the diagnosis of dementia and depression [in older adults] and offers concrete recommendations for evaluating this unique population. /// The contributors to this volume, all experts in the psychological assessment of older adults, give clinicians and practitioners clear and practical guidance on differentiating psychological disorders from normal events in the aging process, identifying symptoms of depression and symptoms of dementia, performing differential assessment of dementia and depression, determining legal competency of older adults, providing clinical interpretations to clients and their families, and applying assessment to therapy and interventions. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)

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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 1995. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s1995 dcunns.

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