Psychotherapy with elderly patients

J. A. Yesavage, T. B. Karasu

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The purpose of this article is to present a review of the psychotherapy of the elderly, emphasizing traditional methods as well as some newer techniques. It will first review the literature on the process of psychotherapy in the elderly, then the rationale for such therapy will be discussed, and finally important technical points about such therapy will be listed, including information about the cognitive psychotherapies in the treatment of demented elderly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-55
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican journal of psychotherapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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