Problems Associated with Aging: Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Other Later-in-Life Disorders


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A geriatric psychologist studies:

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1. Jeanne has been tired all the time and has lost interest in playing cards and going to the casino with her girlfriends, which were activities that she used to enjoy. Jeanne has been feeling this way since she retired from her job of thirty years and her husband was diagnosed with cancer. She is experiencing _____.

2. Why do members of the elderly population often struggle with anxiety disorders?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess your understanding of geriatric psychology. Topics on the quiz include mental health illnesses that impact elderly individuals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Geriatric psychology
  • Warning signs of depression
  • Types of anxiety disorders
  • Addiction in elderly individuals
  • Psychotic disorders in elderly

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related geriatric psychology lesson
  • Interpreting information- verify that you can read information regarding addiction in older adults and identify why they become addicted
  • Information recall- recall anxiety disorders
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about geriatric psychologists

Additional Learning

To learn more about geriatric psychology and specific mental health illnesses, review the accompanying lesson called Problems Associated with Aging: Depression, Stress, Anxiety and Other Later-in-Life Disorders. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define geriatric psychology
  • Understand depression in older adults
  • Learn about anxiety in older adults
  • Gain knowledge about substance abuse with elderly individuals
  • Learn about common psychotic disorders in elderly individuals