CBT: cognitive-behavioral therapy Source: Adapted from reference 3 Indications for CBT in older adults. Depression. Among psychotherapies used in older adults, CBT has received the most research for late-life depression. 5 Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have found CBT is superior to treatment as usual in depressed adults age ≥60. 6 It also has been found to be superior to wait-list. How to Adapt CBT for Older Adults. what adaptations are necessary. there is a need to develop a model that addresses age related issues within a coherent cognitive therapy framework.
Most adaptations to therapy with older clients involve the nature of presenting problems typically brought in by older adults and the therapist-client relationship. Older adults face problems such as chronic illness, grief, and cognitive impairment at a much higher rate than younger clients. Adults aged 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Due to the aging of the “baby boom” generation and advances in health care, estimates suggest that the number of older adults will double by 2030, representing approximately 20 percent of the population (A Profile of Older Americans, 2009).With the exception of dementia, the rates of mental and behavioral Cited by: 32.
Problem Adaptation Therapy (PATH) is a treatment for older adults with major depression, cognitive impairment (from mild cognitive deficits to moderate dementia) and disability. Antidepressants have limited efficacy in this population and psychosocial interventions are inadequately investigated Cited by: 57. Oct 12, 2018 · Depression in older adults is under-recognized and under-treated. Sidney Zisook, MD brings to light the challenges in getting the elderly to seek psychotherapy. Series: "Stein Institute for.