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Handbook of Mental Health and Aging - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128001363, 9780128004937

Handbook of Mental Health and Aging

3rd Edition

Editors: Nathan Hantke Amit Etkin Ruth O'Hara
eBook ISBN: 9780128004937
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128001363
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 11th April 2020
Page Count: 512
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The Handbook of Mental Health and Aging, Third Edition provides a foundational background for practitioners and researchers to understand mental health care in older adults as presented by leading experts in the field. Wherever possible, chapters integrate research into clinical practice. The book opens with conceptual factors, such as the epidemiology of mental health disorders in aging and cultural factors that impact mental health. The book transitions into neurobiological-based topics such as biomarkers, age-related structural changes in the brain, and current models of accelerated aging in mental health. Clinical topics include dementia, neuropsychology, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, mood disorders, anxiety, schizophrenia, sleep disorders, and substance abuse. The book closes with current and future trends in geriatric mental health, including the brain functional connectome, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), technology-based interventions, and treatment innovations.

Key Features

  • Identifies factors influencing mental health in older adults
  • Includes biological, sociological, and psychological factors
  • Reviews epidemiology of different mental health disorders
  • Supplies separate chapters on grief, schizophrenia, mood, anxiety, and sleep disorders
  • Discusses biomarkers and genetics of mental health and aging
  • Provides assessment and treatment approaches


Clinicians, researchers, and students in psychology, gerontology, psychiatry, neuroscience, and other related health care professions tasked with caring for the aging population

Table of Contents

List of Contributors

1. Concepts and Issues in Mental Health and Aging
Nathan Hantke and Ruth O'Hara

2. Epidemiology of Selected Mental Disorders in Later Life
Brenna N. Renn, Patricia A. Arean and Jurgen Unutzer

3. Culture and Ethnicity in the Mental Health of Older Adults
Lucas Torres, Claire Bird and Felicia Mata-Greve

4. Stress, Mental Health, and Aging
Raeanne C. Moore, Elizabeth Straus and Laura M. Campbell

5. Structural Changes in the Aging Brain
Meghan Riddle and Warren D. Taylor

6. Sleep-Dependent Cellular Chemical Changes in the Aging Brain
Gordon X. Wang and Philippe Mourrain

7. Biomarkers of Cognitive Impairment in Late-Life Depression
Breno S. Diniz and Meryl A. Butters

8. Accelerated Brain Molecular Aging in Depression
Rammohan Shukla and Etienne Sibille

9. Cognitive Dysfunction in Late-Life Psychiatric Disorders: Phenotypes, Risk Factors, and Treatment Targets
Christina F. Chick, Casey Buck and Ruth O'Hara

10. Suicide in Late Life
Joshua T. Jordan and Lauren A. Anker

11. Anxiety and its Disorders in Old Age
Sherry A. Beaudreau, Christine E. Gould, Susan Sharp Kolderup and Nehjla Mashal

12. Bipolar Disorders in Older Adults
Laura Hein, Annemiek Dols and Lisa T. Eyler

13. Positive Psychiatry and Successful Aging in People with Schizophrenia
Dilip V. Jeste, Ryan Van Patten and Ellen E. Lee

14. Alzheimer's Disease and Other Neurocognitive Disorders
Lucy Y. Wang, Beth Ann LaBardi, Murray A Raskind and Elaine R Peskind

15. Substance Use Disorders in the Elderly
Tylor J. Jilk and Martin S. Mumenthaler

16. Sleep Disorders and Aging
Logan Schneider, Rosy Karna, Makoto Kawai and Kai Parker-Fong

17. Aging of Persons with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
Lauren A. Anker, Christina F. Chick and Joachim F. Hallmayer

18. Bereavement and Grief
Danielle K. Florioso, Alana Iglewicz and Sidney Zisook

19. Neuropsychology with Older Adults
Nathan Hantke and Nicholas T. Bott

20. Integrative Precision-Medicine Approach to Cognitive Assessment in Older Adults
Sharon Naparstek, Omer Linkovski and Limor Gertner

21. Functional Assessment in Geriatric Mental Health
Adriana Seelye, Sarah Brown, Katherine Dorociak, Jeffrey Kaye, Katherine Wild and Snezana Urosevic

22. Psychotherapeutic Interventions with Older Adults: Now and Into the Future
Leander K. Mitchell and Nancy A. Pachana

23. Psycopharmacologic Treatment
Vimal M. Aga, Mujeeb U. Shad, Hongru Zhu and Carl Salzman

24. Technology-Based Mental Health Assessment and Intervention
Christine E. Gould, Flora Ma, Julia R. Loup, Christine Juang, Erin Y. Sakai and Renee Pepin

25. Community and Home Care for Mentally Ill Older Adults
Erin Cassidy-Eagle

26. Forensic and Ethical Issues
Mousa S. Botros, Julie E. Guzzardi, Regina M. Carney, Spencer Eth and Gregory B. Leong

27. The Economics of Geriatric Mental Health Care
Nicholas T. Bott

28. The Future of Mental Health and Aging
Nathan Hantke, Ruth O'Hara, Sherry A. Beaudreau and Amit Etkin

Author Index
Subject Index


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About the Editors

Nathan Hantke

Dr. Nathan Hantke is assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Oregon Health and Science University and a board certified clinical neuropsychologist with experience assessing cognitive problems in adults across a wide range of diagnoses, including memory disorders, head injury, movement disorders, and epilepsy. His primary research interests are in geriatric neuropsychology, and he has authored multiple peer-reviewed publications and book chapters examining late-life cognitive decline and related risk factors. In addition to his clinical and research roles, he also serves as the national Co-Director for the VA’s 27-site research fellowship program in mental illness research and treatment.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Neurology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA

Amit Etkin

Amit Etkin, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, a member of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute, and an Investigator in the VA Sierra-Pacific Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the Palo Alto VA. Dr. Etkin is trained as both as a neuroscientist and psychiatrist. The overarching aim of the Etkin lab is to understand the neural basis of emotional disorders and their treatment, and to leverage this knowledge to better understand how the brain works and to develop novel treatment interventions. In support of this goal, Dr. Etkin also collaborates with neuroscientists, engineers, psychologists, physicians and others to establish a new intellectual, scientific and clinical paradigm for understanding and manipulating human brain circuits in healthy individuals and for treating psychiatric disease.

Affiliations and Expertise

Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Ruth O'Hara

Dr. Ruth O’Hara is an Associate Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Translational Research Core of the Veterans Affairs Sierra-Pacific Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC). Her research focuses on longitudinal investigations of the relationship between neurocognitive and neuropsychiatric symptoms in normal and pathological aging. She served on the DSM 5 Sleep Wake Workgroup, and was a member of the national VA Dementia Guidelines Committee. Her current research has a primary emphasis on the impact of sleep disordered breathing, sleep apnea and associated hypoxia on psychiatric symptoms and cognitive function in older adults. She has extensive experience conducting full ambulatory polysomnography in a broad range of late life disorders, with hundreds of such studies conducted in her laboratory to date.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA

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