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Acupuncture Treatment for Pain and Related Problems in the Elderly

Shu-Ming Wang and Brenda Golianu.

in Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging

December 2015; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Geriatric Medicine. 6485 words.

Pain is highly prevalent in the elderly. However, this condition is frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated due to an under-reporting of symptoms, the lack of knowledge about pain...

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Aetiology

Robert C. Baldwin.

in Depression in Later Life

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Geriatric Medicine. 4819 words.

• Disability and handicap are closely linked to the aetiology of late-life depressive disorder • Always check for underlying physical illness and various prescribed drugs as potential...

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Aging and Mental Health from an Integrative East–West Perspective

Sonya E. Pritzker, Shelley Ochs, Edward Kwok-ho Hui and Ka-Kit Hui.

in Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging

December 2015; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Geriatric Medicine. 6408 words.

Integrative East-West medicine is a patient-centered and evidence-based approach that judiciously incorporates principles and therapeutic modalities from Chinese medicine with a...

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Assessment and management

Robert C. Baldwin.

in Depression in Later Life

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Geriatric Medicine. 8439 words.

• Antidepressant drugs are effective in older patients with depressive episode, with no important differences in individual drug efficacy • Antidepressants are effective in depressed...

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Ayurveda for Healthy Aging and Health-Related Conditions

Shirley Telles, Sachin Kumar Sharma, Arti Yadav and Acharya Balkrishna.

in Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging

December 2015; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Geriatric Medicine. 5727 words.

This chapter explores Ayurveda approaches to healthy aging and health-related conditions as a way to promote positive health throughout life, and to promote healthy aging. The basic...

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Bereavement issues in later life

Gerard J. Byrne.

in Casebook of clinical geropsychology

September 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Geriatric Medicine. 8758 words.

Working with the bereaved allows the clinician to enter into the lives of ordinary people when they are at their most vulnerable state. This privilege should be approached with care and...

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Breathing Practices for Mental Health and Aging

Patricia L. Gerbarg and Richard P. Brown.

in Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging

December 2015; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Geriatric Medicine. 11157 words.

Voluntarily regulated breathing practices (VRBPs) have the potential to mitigate the effects of stress on mental and physical health and to enhance mechanisms of health maintenance. It is...

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Caregiving issues in a therapeutic context: new insights from the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approach

María Márquez-González, Rosa Romero-Moreno and Andrés Losada.

in Casebook of clinical geropsychology

September 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Geriatric Medicine. 12065 words.

In this chapter, we present a brief overview of the sociocultural context of caregiving in Spain, placed within a broader Hispanic and Latin cultural context. We focus on the description of...

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Casebook of clinical geropsychology

Edited by Nancy Pachana, Ken Laidlaw and Bob Knight.

September 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Psychiatry; Geriatric Medicine. 344 pages.

The Casebook of Clinical Geropsychology describes current best practice in managing complex cases involving common mental health issues in later life in the field of psychology concerned...

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Chiropractic Care

Claire D. Johnson and Bart N. Green.

in Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Mental Health and Aging

December 2015; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psychiatry; Geriatric Medicine. 11655 words.

The chiropractic profession developed outside mainstream medicine in the late 1890s and consequently evolved a unique lexicon and approach to health care. Historically, early chiropractors...

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