This book collects the articles presented at a conference held under the joint auspices of the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, and the American Psychiatric Association's Committee on Research. The 21 authors were drawn from the many workers in basic and clinical medicine, sociology, and the behavioral sciences who are active in the general field of aging. The psychological and sociological problems presented by the increasing number of people over age 65 receive the major emphasis. The book aptly meets its goal of drawing attention to the urgent need for increased research, educational and training activities concerning the mental health of the aged and aging.
Lamentably, there was more "Let's you other guys do something about this" than "Here's how we are implementing, augmenting, or changing our training program to meet the need."
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