Toward a Developmentally Informed Theory of Mental Disorder in Older Adults

  • Margaret Gatz
Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging book series (SSAD)


This chapter represents an exercise in theory building, setting out propositions that are essential for a model of mental disorder in older adults. The intent is to provide a framework that will be useful to research and practice through implications for etiology, course, treatment, and prevention.


Depressive Symptom Protective Factor Stressful Life Event Successful Aging Older Adult 
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  • Margaret Gatz
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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