Sucht und Angststörungen im Alter: Grundlagen und Interventionen in Beratung und Therapie

  • Daniel Wagner
Part of the Psychotherapie: Praxis book series (ÜSÜR)


Sucht und Angststörungen treten bei älteren Erwachsenen häufig gemeinsam auf. Vor dem Hintergrund der körperlich-biologischen, psychologischen und sozialen Aspekte des Alterns erwächst der Bedarf einer spezifischen Betrachtungsweise dieser Komorbidität. Insbesondere hinsichtlich Grundlagen und Interventionen im Kontext von Beratung und Therapie besteht diesbezüglich ein großer und angesichts der demografischen Entwicklung auch wachsender Bedarf. Daher werden in diesem Kapitel zunächst die Charakteristika der Komorbidität von Sucht und Angststörungen im Alter aufgezeigt und anhand eines Fallbeispiels in dieses Thema eingeführt. Nachdem in den vorangegangenen Kapiteln bereits die spezifischen Charakteristika von Abhängigkeitserkrankungen im Alter dargestellt wurden, werden in diesem Kapitel insbesondere Phänomenologie und Prävalenz von Angsterkrankungen im Alter beschrieben und Anhaltspunkte für die Beratung und psychotherapeutische Behandlung bei entsprechenden Krankheitsbildern aufgezeigt.


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