Growing older with post traumatic stress disorder

Curran, B and Collier, EH 2016, 'Growing older with post traumatic stress disorder' , Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 23 (3-4) , pp. 236-242.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a posthumous publication for the first author Bernard Curran who was an active member of the Salford university School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences service user and carer group.
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1351-0126
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Elizabeth Collier
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2015 16:55
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 19:51

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