This book is a collection of papers on a variety of cross-cutting issues on the theme of mental health and aging women. It brings together contributions from academics, researchers, and medical practitioners, in the form of review papers, hospital and community based quantitative and qualitative research studies, psychological evaluations, and observations and experiences of medical practitioners. Besides the findings of a research project on Mental Health and Aging this book gives demographic data on the socio-economic and health conditions of the aged population of India, explores the concerns and issues of aging women, their social realities and covers a range of problems related to the physical and mental health of elderly persons.
The role of nutrition in mental health and intervention strategies has also been discussed in some papers. The last part is an annotated bibliography of over 50 relevant literatures on aging, gender and mental health.