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This book is a thorough revision of one of the most comprehensive reference volumes for persons working in the area of aging and mental health. The thrust of the work is interdisciplinary, and discusses research on both clinical and practical issues in aging and mental health. The multidisciplinary nature of this book and the inclusion of subject matter from the professional as well as research realm result in a level of comprehensiveness which is distinct in the field of mental health and agingEach chapter contains a comprehensive bibliography, the compilation of which represents a definitive reference source in the fieldThe chapters review state-of-the-art research in the biological, behavioral, and social sciences and represent the cutting-edge of current practice in psychiatry, neurology, social work, nursing, psychology, and pharmacology, among other professionsThe compilation of prevalence data is a much-needed addition to the current literatureThe multidisciplinary nature of this book and the inclusion of both clinical and practical issues makes the book distinctively comprehensive
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James E. Birren (April 4, 1918 – January 15, 2016) was one of the founders of the organized field of gerontology since the 1940s (although the term itself dates to circa 1903).
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