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3 hours ago The main issues concerning aging and mental health are prevention, early diagnosis, recognition of major diseases, treatment and quality of life interventions, at both individual and community level. Available knowledge about the aging process and mental health is still insufficient and the challenges of aging populations claim more research

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Publish Year: 2017

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7 hours ago Mental Health Problems in Older Adults The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and Indicators It is estimated that 20% of people age 55 years or older experience some type of mental health concern (6). The most common conditions include anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, and mood disorders (such as depression or bipolar disorder) (6).

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3 hours ago Aging & Mental Health is an international peer-reviewed journal focused on the biological, psychological and social effects of aging on mental health. Aging & Mental Health provides a leading international forum to investigate the relationship between the aging process and mental health with topics including, but not limited to: Aging Psychology

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6 hours ago Aging & Mental Health Search in: Advanced search Citation search. Citation search. We're pleased that you plan to submit your article! Before starting your submission, please check that this journal's publishing policy is compatible with your and your co-authors' funding agreements. Taylor & Francis requires you to delay making an Accepted

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3 hours ago Furthermore, having positive mental attitudes towards aging and one's capabilities may contribute to healthier mental health, higher level of satisfaction, and lower levels of anxiety and depression among older adults [26].

Author: Hadeel Halaweh, Hadeel Halaweh, Synneve Dahlin-Ivanoff, Ulla Svantesson, Carin Willén
Publish Year: 2018
1. Changes in mood or energy level
2. A change in your eating or sleeping habits
3. Withdrawing from the people and activities you enjoy
4. Feeling unusually confused, forgetful, angry, upset, worried, or scared
5. Feeling numb or like nothing matters
6. Having unexplained aches and pains
7. Feeling sadness or hopelessness
8. Smoking, drinking, or using drugs more than usual
9. Older adults do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature.
10. They are more likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat.
11. They are more likely to take prescription medicines that affect the body’s ability to control its temperature or sweat.
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13. Why aging is a normal process (and how to know when it's not)
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15. The difference between life span and health span

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3 hours ago About 20% of adults 55 or older suffer from a mental health diagnosis. Mental health issues are the number one reason for suicide among our elderly population. Older men have a higher suicide rate than women in the United States. Anxiety, like depression, is among the most prevalent mental health problems among older adults.
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Just Now Mental Health Concerns and Aging. The aging population may worry about replacing knees and encroaching memory loss, but emotional health is equally — and in some ways more — important. Good

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7 hours ago Mental health disorders may cause faster aging, study finds - CNN People with multiple mental disorders may age several years faster, study finds By Kristen Rogers, CNN Updated 3:52 PM ET, Wed

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3 hours ago Scientists are developing and refining recommendations for people of all ages regarding optimal diet, use of dietary supplements, mental stimulation, physical exercise, quality sleep, social engagement, stress reduction, and other practices to increase their …

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9 hours ago National Institute of Aging (NIA): NIA offers health information on a variety of topics of relevance to older adults. Older Adult Mental Health: National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus offers resources on aging and mental health (en español).

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5 hours ago Therefore, mental health practitioners can play a major role in enhancing the probability of successful aging. They will also increasingly treat individuals with chronic mental illnesses who are aging. This article focuses on 4 main issues of successful cognitive and emotional aging: Definitions of successful or healthy aging.

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7 hours ago Mental health is essential to overall health and well-being. The State of Mental Health and Aging in America Issue Briefs, created by CDC in partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, provide a framework for examining the mental health of adults age 50 and older in the United States.

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2 hours ago This emerging population will experience an inevitable rise in dementia, mental health problems and chronic diseases. According to GBD (2010), neuropsychiatric disorders among older adults account for 6.6% of the total disability (DALYs) for this age group, with 15% suffering from a mental disorder.

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7 hours ago Psychologists have long cared about aging and mental health, and the American Psychological Association has had a division focused on Adult Development and Aging since the 1940s.

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Just Now Journal of Mental Health and Aging aims to publish high quality, diverse article as Research, Review, Mini Review, Rapid Communications, Perspectives, Editorials, Case Reports, Special Issues, Letters to the editor, etc. The journal accepts articles from across the disciplines including but not limited to Psychology, Neurology and Gerontology.

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2 hours ago It is this such argument that can help to draw attention to marginalization and vulnerability in late life, and thus a greater prioritization of mental health and aging in social and health research. The persistent ideas that older people with mental health issues do not represent a large enough group to merit attention, and that older people

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  • They are more likely to take prescription medicines that affect the body’s ability to control its temperature or sweat.

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  • Why aging is a normal process (and how to know when it's not)
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