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Individual psychotherapy improves the well-being of elderly Danish care-recipients

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Historically, psychotherapeutic treatment of psychological problems in old people have had low priority among clinical psychologists, especially in regards to non-psychiatric problems. Surprisingly few studies have been conducted on the effects of psychotherapeutic treatment of elderly persons in non-psychiatric populations.The Center for Quality of Life in Aarhus is a municipal center that offers free psychotherapy to elderly care recipients living either at home or in nursing homes. On average, the elderly clients score very low on subjective well-being at the beginning, but show major improvement after psychotherapy. The effect remains three months after the last session. Scores on anxiety, depression and loneliness also decrease significantly. Psychotherapy seems to be an efficient way to improve the well-being of frail elderly persons in non-psychiatric populations.
StatusUdgivet - 2019
Begivenhed33rd Congress of the European Federation of Psychology Students' Association (EFPSA) - Grenaa, Danmark
Varighed: 7 apr. 201914 apr. 2019


Konference33rd Congress of the European Federation of Psychology Students' Association (EFPSA)

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