Introduction: mental health in an ageing world

Park, Hong-Jae, Li, Wendy Wen, Cummings, Sherry, and Ponnuswami, Ilango (2016) Introduction: mental health in an ageing world. In: Li, Wendy Wen, Cummings, Sherry M., Ponnuswami, Ilango, and Park, Hong-Jae, (eds.) Ageing and Mental Health: global persectives. Nova Science Publishers, New York, NY, USA, pp. 1-10.

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This chapter opens the book by providing an introduction to ageing and mental health in a global context. It offers an eclectic snapshot of population ageing and mental health issues that affect older people. The chapter briefly discusses the scope, causes, and consequences of population ageing, followed by a discussion on mental health in later life. The chapter highlights the diversity of mental health services for older people in socially, culturally, and geographically different settings. The conclusion of this chapter will provide the structure of the book.

Item ID: 44606
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-63484-777-3
Keywords: population ageing, mental disorder, policy, aged-care, diversity
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 23:27
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160508 Health Policy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 100%
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