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December 2014

Monthly Archive (Generations)

Fall 2014 Generations addresses the complex topic of mental illness and substance use in older adults. Elders now transitioning from middle to later life are expected to use and misuse psychoactive medications, as well as alcohol and illicit drugs, more than did other generations. Also mood... Read More
By Robyn L. Golden and Matthew R. Vail Nearly one in five older adults in America has at least one identified mental health concern (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2008; Eden et al., 2012). Some of the most common disorders... Read More
The approaching demographic wave of aging Baby Boomers will bring unprecedented growth in the number of Americans with mental health or substance use disorders, all of whom will need services over the coming decades. There are approximately 5.6 to 8 million Americans ages 65 and older who have a... Read More
By Amanda Leggett and Steven H. Zarit In the field of mental health, prevention efforts have the ability to decrease healthcare costs, reduce mental illness incidence, and enhance individuals’ well-being and functioning. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) lists in its Strategic... Read More

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