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Contribution to Book
Middle Adulthood and Aging
Psychiatry and Behavioral Science: An Introduction and Study Guide for Medical Students
  • Burton Mach, Philadelphia College
  • D. Baron
Document Type
Chapter
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Abstract
Health, as described by Hahn and Payne (1998), is the blend of physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, and occupational resources that help one master the developmental tasks necessary for a satisfying and productive life. Each phase of life presents unique challenges that evolve over time. Even though people are living longer, perceptions of aging may evolve more slowly. Life expectancy continues to expand as a result of advances in medical technology; this has redefined the stage of life known as midlife. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, people forty to sixty years old are considered to be in midlife. Less than a century ago, they were considered to be in old age.
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Chapter in Psychiatry and Behavioral Science: An Introduction and Study Guide for Medical Students (2009)

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Citation Information
Burton Mach and D. Baron. "Middle Adulthood and Aging" Psychiatry and Behavioral Science: An Introduction and Study Guide for Medical Students (2009) p. 63 - 88
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/burton_mark/3/