Diagnosing Mental Disorders In Older Adults Training For Licensed Staff

How can mental health professionals be better trained to diagnose mental disorders in older adults?

In your chapter readings for this unit, your textbook described some of the challenges involved in diagnosing mental disorders in older adults. Additionally, you have reviewed the Capella multimedia Generational Themes.

Based on your studies, compare and contrast factors that should be considered when diagnosing an older adult versus a younger adult. Support your discussion with recent, relevant peer-reviewed resources. Your Current Issues in Aging Resource Accordion file contains a variety of resources to help you complete this post.