In Chapter 18 of Abnormal Psychology, Comer reviews a variety of conditions that may impact functioning in old age, including, but not limited to, 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. In this week’s Discussion, you will evaluate the potential impacts of these various conditions on the lives of the elderly.
Post by Day 4 a brief description of the disorder you think presents the greatest challenge to a person in old age. Then evaluate the effects of the disorder on various aspects of functioning, including cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal functioning.