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Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Alisoun Milne


Focusing on mental health rather than mental illness, this book adopts a life course approach to understanding mental health and wellbeing in later life. Drawing together material from the fields of sociology, psychology, critical social gerontology, the mental health field, and life course studies, it analyses the meaning and determinants of mental health amongst older populations and offers a critical review of existing discourse. The book explores the intersecting influences of lifecourse experiences, social and structural inequalities, socio-political context, history, gender and age-relat ... More

Keywords: Mental health in later life, old age/later life, mental health and older people, life course approach, social and structural inequalities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447305729
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alisoun Milne, author
University of Kent