Title

Mental Disorders of Aging: An Emerging Public Health Crisis?

Publication Date

Spring 2002

Journal

Generations

Volume

XXVI

Issue

1

First Page

14

Last Page

20

Abstract

Focuses on the emergence of public health crisis in the U.S. in connection with the projected increase in the number of older adults with mental disorders. Disorders which are commonly associated with older adults; Sources of mental health services for older adults; Factors that contribute to high levels of psychopathology; Impact of the economic costs of mental disorders on direct and indirect costs for healthcare; Recommendations for the expected crisis in geriatric mental health.

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