Growing older with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Curran, Bernard and Collier, Elizabeth 2016. Growing older with post-traumatic stress disorder. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12280
AuthorsCurran, Bernard and Collier, Elizabeth
Abstract

Ageing with mental illness is a neglected area of research and policy. People who grow older to later life with on-going mental health problems may not have their needs well understood. This understanding is important if mental health services are to ensure direct or indirect age discrimination is avoided. This paper discusses the issues of ageing with mental illness over a prolonged period of time with a focus on one person’s story, Bernard, of ageing with post-traumatic stress disorder in the UK. Implications for practice are discussed in the context of life course, recovery, self-help and preventing suicide. The narrative illustrates how time, memory and meaning interweave and how ageing with mental illness become part of a person’s ongoing identity.

KeywordsExperience; long term; mental illness; older people; post traumatic stress disorder
Year2016
JournalJournal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
PublisherWiley
ISSN1351-0126
1365-2850
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12280
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623439
hdl:10545/623439
Publication dates12 May 2016
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Deposited30 Jan 2019, 09:56
Accepted28 Sep 2015
ContributorsUniversity of Salford
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