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Blow, Frederic C.

Overview
Works: 51 works in 76 publications in 1 language and 3,360 library holdings
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: RC564.5.A34, 618.976861
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Most widely held works by Frederic C Blow
Alcohol problems in older adults : prevention and management by Kristen Lawton Barry( )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual provides state-of-the-art, practical materials to detect, prevent, and intervene with older adults who are at-risk and problem drinkers. It provides the first systematic, practical approach for working with the growing vulnerable population of older adults who use alcohol at risk levels often unnoticed in everyday clinical practice. Including guides to alcohol screening, protocols for managing withdrawal care, and an English/Spanish Health Promotion Workbook for Older Adults, this book is designed as a hands-on text for use in a range of primary and mental health care settings. Phy
Bipolar disorder in later life( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comprehensive volume offers guidance to clinicians and researchers treating or studying bipolar disorder in older adults. Growing numbers of elderly people are affected by this serious mental illness." "Presenting the most recent information, experts in the fields of bipolar disorder, mental health services research, and geriatrics cover late-life bipolar disorder in four major domains: epidemiology and assessment, treatment, complexity and comorbidity, and specialized care delivery. Revealing the effect of the aging process on the disorder, they address diagnostic patterns over the life course, rating scales of assessment, pharmacological and psychological therapies, adherence to treatment, effects of cultural factors, assessing the quality of care, and legal and ethical issues." "An important tool for clinicians, this book will serve as a springboard for further research into this complex disorder."--BOOK JACKET
Substance abuse among older adults by Frederic C Blow( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substance abuse among older adults : physician's guide by Saul M Levin( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substance abuse among older adults by Frederic C Blow( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substance abuse among older adults : physician's guide by Saul M Levin( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substance abuse among older adults by Saul M Levin( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Older adults & addiction( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As baby boomers reach retirement age, substance abuse among these older adults is on the rise. Besides alcohol abuse, many baby boomers suffer from illicit drug use. The good news is that it's never too late to change. The two presenters in this DVD provide easy-to-follow methods of effectively screening, assessing, and conducting brief interventions. You'll also learn more about how to utilize motivational interviewing techniques and make referral and treatment recommendations for older adults."--Container
Substance abuse among older adults : physicians guide by Saul M Levin( Book )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Older adults & addiction : clinician's manual by Frederic C Blow( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substance abuse among older adults : a guide for social service providers( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unhealthy Drinking Patterns and Receipt of Preventive Medical Services by Older Adults by Elizabeth L Merrick( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substance abuse among older adults : a guide for treatment providers( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effects of medication-assisted treatment on mortality among opioids users: a systematic review and meta-analysis by Jun Ma( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Substance abuse among older adults by Frederic C Blow( )

2 editions published in 1998 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS: Researchers are only beginning to realize the pervasiveness of substance abuse among people age 60 and older. Until relatively recently, alcohol and perscription drug misuse, which affects as many as 17 percent of older adults, was not discussed in either the substance abuse or the gerontological literature. The reasons for this silence are varied: Health care providers tend to overlook substance abuse and misuse among older people, mistaking the symptoms for those of dementia, depression, or other problems common to older adults. In addition, older adults are more likely to hide their substance abuse and less likely to seek professional help. Many relatives of older individuals with substance use disorders, particularly their adult children, are ashamed of the problem and choose not to address it. The result is thousands of older adults who need treatment and do not receive it. This TIP brings together the literature on substance abuse and gerontology to recommend best practices for identifying, screening, assessing, and treating alcohol and prescription drug abuse among people age 60 or older. The Consensus Panel, whose members include researchers, clinicians, treatment providers, and program directors, supplements this research base with its considerable experience treating and studying substance abuse among older adults. Because so much of older people's substance abuse is never identified, this TIP is aimed not only at substance abuse treatment providers but also at primary care clinicians, social workers, senior center staff, and anyone else who has regular contact with older adults. The TIP aims to advance the understanding of the relationships between aging and substance abuse and to provide practical recommendations for incorporating that understanding into practice. Those based on research evidence are marked (1), whereas those based on Panel members' clinical experience are marked (2). Citations for the former can be found in the body of the text. ALCOHOL ABUSE: Physiological changes, as well as changes in the kinds of responsibilities and activities pursued by older adults, make established criteria for classifying alcohol problems often inadequate for this population. One widely used model for understanding alcohol problems is the medical diagnostic model as defined in the American Psychiatric Association's "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders," Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). The DSM-IV criteria for substance dependence (see Figure 2-2, p. 17) include some that do not apply to many older adults and may lead to underidentification of drinking problems. Diagnostic criteria for alcohol dependence are subsumed within the DSM-IV's general criteria for substance dependence. Dependence is defined as a "maladaptive pattern of substance use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as manifested by three (or more) of the following, occurring at any time in the same 12-month period" (American Psychiatric Association, 1994, p. 181). THE PANEL RECOMMENDS THAT CLINICIANS CONSIDER THAT THE DSM-IV CRITERIA FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE MAY NOT BE ADEQUATE TO DIAGNOSE OLDER ADULTS WITH ALCOHOL PROBLEMS. (2) See Figure 2-3 (p. 18) for an outline of special considerations. Some experts use the model of at-risk, heavy, and problem drinking in place of the DSM-IV model of alcohol abuse and dependence because it allows for more flexibility in characterizing drinking patterns. In this classification scheme, an at-risk drinker is one whose patterns of alcohol use, although not yet causing problems, may bring about adverse consequences, either to the drinker or to others. As their names imply, the terms "heavy" and "problem" drinking signify more hazardous levels of consumption. Although the distinction between the terms "heavy" and "problem" is meaningful to alcohol treatment specialists interested in differentiating severity of problems among younger alcohol abusers, it is less relevant to older adults. TO DIFFERENTIATE OLDER DRINKERS, THE PANEL RECOMMENDS USING THE TERMS "at-risk" AND "problem" DRINKERS ONLY. (2) In the two-stage conceptualization recommended by the Panel, the "problem drinker" category includes those who would otherwise fall into the "heavy" and "problem" classifications in the more traditional model as well as those who meet the DSM-IV criteria for abuse and dependence. THE CONSENSUS PANEL RECOMMENDS THAT OLDER MEN CONSUME NO MORE THAN ONE DRINK PER DAY (1), A MAXIMUM OF TWO DRINKS ON ANY DRINKING OCCASION (E.G., NEW YEAR'S EVE, WEDDINGS). (1) THE PANEL RECOMMENDS SOMEWHAT LOWER LIMITS FOR WOMEN. (1) ABUSE OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: People 65 and older consume more prescribed and over-the-counter medications than any other age group in the United States. Prescription drug misuse and abuse is prevalent among older adults not only because more drugs are prescribed to them but also because, as with alcohol, aging makes the
Ethnicity and diagnostic patterns in veterans with psychoses by Frederic C Blow( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-Year Trajectories of Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Drug-Using Adolescents and Emerging Adults in an Urban Community by Erin E Bonar( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How digital interventions on screening and BI might be applied to psychiatric ED settings by Frederic C Blow( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving Integrated General Medical and Mental Health Services in Community-based Practices by Amy M Kilbourne( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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