Handbook of Research on Geriatric Health, Treatment, and Care
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Handbook of Research on Geriatric Health, Treatment, and Care

Barre Vijaya Prasad (Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (DIMHANS), India) and Shamsi Akbar (King George's Medical University, India)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®, SCOPUS
Release Date: March, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 604
ISBN13: 9781522534808|ISBN10: 1522534806|EISBN13: 9781522534815|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3480-8


Mental and physical disorders are common in old age but frequently remain undetected and untreated. Managing treatment and controlling symptoms of these disorders is imperative to the longevity and quality of life of patients.

The Handbook of Research on Geriatric Health, Treatment, and Care provides emerging research on promoting health in older adults by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities. By highlighting topics such as alternative treatment, clinical diagnosis, and positive psychology, this publication explores the methods and approaches of identifying and diagnosing epidemiological factors that contribute to geriatric health issues. This book is an important resource for healthcare professionals, academicians, medical practitioners, researchers, and students seeking current research on the methods and strategies for maintaining healthy and successful care for the elderly.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Alternative Treatment
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Diagnosis
  • Cognitive Functions
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Mental Health
  • Positive Psychology
  • Quality of Life
  • Social Support
  • Spirituality

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Barre Vijay Prasad He completed Masters Degree in Psychology from Andhra University, he later went to acquire his first M Phil in Rehabilitation Psychology from National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped (NIMH) in Secunderabad. Thereafter, he went on to acquire his second M Phil in Clinical Psychology from one of the most reputed institutes in India - Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences- [IHBAS] Shahdra, Delhi). He is the first psychologist to have accreditation as a dually trained professional psychologist with qualifications as a Clinical Psychologist and a Rehabilitation Psychologist from Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) – Delhi. He is a Professional Life Member of Indian Association of Clinical Psychology (IACP). He has awarded Doctoral Degree in Psychology from Centre for Health Psychology, University of Hyderabad. He has been awarded: Centenary Merit award during beginning of his professional psychology career. Currently he is working as Associate Professor and HoD in the Department of Clinical Psychology at Dharwad Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (DIMHANS-India). He is now working to produce ways of working manuals for reducing psychological distress amongst mentally ill and patients with cancer in the field of Psycho-oncology. He is trained at conducting various assessments such as Psycho-diagnostics, neuropsychological profiling, personality assessments amongst other skills. Not only does he work on assessments he is proficient in providing interventions using multi-modal approaches. He is trained in providing support for various initiatives disability rehabilitation, promotion of mental health and wellbeing. He specializes in cognitive behavioral therapies and behavioral interventions for various clinical disorders. He has published many articles in national and international journals, book chapters as well, and presented several conference papers on mental health, disability rehabilitation and psycho-oncology. He is also working on writing a book on “21st Century Eminent Psychologists- Biography”.