Life Span Disorder
depression, anxiety, substance misuse, psychotic disorders, and disorders of cognition. Each of these types of disorders presents significant life challenges to those who have them. Post a brief description of your chosen disorder and the special challenges it presents to an elderly person versus someone in another age group. Evaluate the effects of the disorder on various aspects of functioning, including cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal functioning. Offer a creative solution or suggestion to combat one of the effects that you evaluated, either for the person suffering the disorder or a caregiver. Conclude with comments regarding special treatment considerations necessary for an elderly person diagnosed with this disorder.