Whereas many older adults are hesitant to seek psychotherapy in traditional mental health settings, primary care medical settings offer many advantages in reaching underserved elderly clients with a variety of mental disorders.
The present article reviews the growing importance of primary care in our health care system and as a setting to reach clients in need of psychotherapy ; important issues for psychotherapists interested in practicing in primary care medical settings ; and special issues in treating older adults in primary care.
Case studies illustrate varied approaches to psychotherapy with older-adults and their families in primary care, with such problems as depression, alcohol abuse, and dementia.
Adaptations to conventional psychotherapy necessitated by the primary care setting are highlighted.
Mots-clés Pascal : Système santé, Soin santé primaire, Santé mentale, Psychothérapie, Traitement, Trouble psychiatrique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Personne âgée, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health system, Primary health care, Mental health, Psychotherapy, Treatment, Mental disorder, United States, North America, America, Elderly, Human
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Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 22/03/2000.