Depression and anxiety are common disorders in older adults. For some, even after a combination of pharmacological and psychological treatments, residual symptoms and periodic relapse persist throughout the lifespan. This pattern can lead to pessimism, as well as an increasing deficit in euthymia. Well-Being Therapy is an innovative approach to addressing depression and anxiety symptoms that are often influenced and accompanied by low levels of psychological well-being. The core principles of well-being therapy, as well as the related concepts of euthymia, eudaimonia, and psychological well-being, are described and illustrated.
- Identify the factors which contribute to psychological well-being.
- Demonstrate strategies to promote well-being in older patients.
Maccarrone, J., Nierenberg, B. Developing Psychological Well-Being in Distressed Older Patients. J Health Serv Psychol 47, 31–39 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s42843-021-00026-5