publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Psychotherapeutic Treatment Levels for Personality Disorders in Older Adults

Videler, Arjan; Cornelis, Christina; Rossi, G.; van Royen, R.J.J.; Rosowsky, E.; van Alphen, S.P.J.;
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  • Published: 12 May 2015 Journal: Clinical Gerontologist, volume 38, pages 325-341 (issn: 0731-7115, eissn: 1545-2301, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
Treatment of personality disorders (PDs) in older adults is a highly underexplored topic. In this article clinical applicability of the findings from a recent Delphi study regarding treatment aspects of PDs in older adults is explored. This concerns the relevance of three psychotherapeutic treatment levels for PDs in later life: (a) personality-changing treatment, (b) adaptation-enhancing treatment, and (c) supportive-structuring treatment. By means of three cases concerning the three levels, all from a cognitive behavioral perspective, namely (a) schema therapy, (b) cognitive behavioral therapy, and (c) behavioral therapy, we illustrate the usefulness of the di...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Gerontology, Health(social science), Clinical Psychology, Geriatrics and Gerontology, Social Psychology, Social environment, Psychology, Cognitive behavioral therapy, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Personality disorders, medicine.disease, Psychotherapist, Schema therapy, Cohort, Cognition, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, Autonomy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Comorbidity
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