By Jacqueline Berman, Lisa M. Furst

ISBN-10: 0826171028

ISBN-13: 9780826171023

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Late existence melancholy has turn into more and more widely used between older adults. This ebook provides guidance to assist allow getting older and social carrier courses to set up a psychological well-being schooling and screening application thinking about late-life melancholy. This 2-time award-winning version provided during this ebook bargains a realistic and culturally-sensitiveapproach to psychological overall healthiness schooling which might be tailored through carrier courses trying to determine medical melancholy between their older grownup clientele.

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4) Most evidence-based programs incorporate at least one evidence-based practice in their approach. Evidence-based practices are “skills, techniques, and strategies that can be used when a practitioner is interacting directly with a customer” (Fixsen, Naoom, Blase, Friedman, & Wallace, 2005, p. 82). The New York State Office of Mental Health (2008) defines EBP as “interventions for which there is consistent, scientific evidence showing that they improve consumer outcomes” (p. 10). Evidence-based practice grew out of evidence-based medicine (EBM).

Et al. (2000). Treatment of dysthymia and minor depression in primary care: A randomized controlled trial in older adults. The Journal of the American Medical Association, 284(12), 1519–1526. Wu, L. , & Anthony, J. C. (2000). The estimated rate of depression mood in US adults: Recent evidence for a peak in later life. Journal of Affective Disorders, 60(3), 159–171. Yang, Y. (2006). How does functional disability affect depressive symptoms in late life? The role of perceived social support and psychological resources.

Healthy IDEAS shares some of the strengths of the other two models in that it, too, relies on the principle of the self-empowerment for older adults. However, this model differs from IMPACT and PEARLS in various ways. First, the case manager conducts the intervention with his or her own client during their regular appointment schedules. Second, unlike the other models, the case managers do not implement PST, but instead use the less intensive approach of BA. IMPACT and PEARLS rely significantly on the use of psychiatrists for medication management.

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