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Aging and Neuropsychological Assessment

  • Asenath La Rue

Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Normal Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Asenath La Rue
      Pages 3-23
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    5. Asenath La Rue
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    6. Asenath La Rue
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  3. Common Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Asenath La Rue
      Pages 143-161
    3. Asenath La Rue
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    4. Asenath La Rue
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    7. Asenath La Rue
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    8. Asenath La Rue
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 305-369

About this book

Introduction

It is a privilege to be asked to write the foreword for so excellent a book, so timely and so much needed by the field. Not only is it most unusual these days to have a single­ authored volume on so broad a topic, but Dr. La Rue has done a superb job of providing both a scholarly treatise and a practical handbook. With a burgeoning elderly population and the corresponding increase in geriatric psychopathology, the needs of mental health services are exceeding by far the supply of appropriate providers. In an effort to meet this need, psychiatry, medicine, neurology, pharmacology, psychology, nursing, and social work have all made the provision of training in geriatrics and gerontology a high priority-but I fear we are losing the race. For example, multidisciplinary teams that assess, diagnose, and treat mental health disorders in elderly patients are incomplete without clinical psychologists and neuropsy­ chologists, and yet there is barely a handful of clinical psychologists trained in dealing with geriatric patients. We can count on our fingers the additional ones graduated each year. In hospitals, clinics, and private practices across the country, otherwise skilled psychologists are unprepared to respond to the special mental health needs of the elderly. A few CME programs are helping to address this need, but they are clearly not enough.

Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  • Asenath La Rue
    • 1
  1. 1.University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-9119-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9121-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9119-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4565
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