Geriatric Mental Health Disaster and Emergency Preparedness: Evidence-Based Care Practices
1 Jan 2011
Springer Publishing Co Inc
John A. Toner
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential information that everyone working, or hoping to work in the field of aging, should know about disasters, emergencies, and their effects on the mental health of older adults. The book also efficiently provides the reader with evidence-based approaches for identifying and classifying mental health problems such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and substance use disorders in older adults, which may occur during and post-disasters/emergencies. Additionally, the book presents state-of-the-art resources related to clinical, individual and community responses to the mental health needs of older people in disasters.