Regular Research Articles| Volume 26, ISSUE 6, P617-630, June 2018

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Promoting Wellness in Older Adults with Mental Illnesses and Substance Use Disorders: Call to Action to All Stakeholders

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      There are two faces of aging. One face, which reflects the common perception of aging, associates it with an increase in morbidity and mortality and a progressive decline in independence and autonomy. The other face, much less acknowledged despite growing evidence, associates aging with improved mental health including life satisfaction, happiness, and wisdom. It is important to consider both aspects to develop plans for promoting wellness and healthy aging among people with mental disorders including substance use disorders. This article summarizes the current information base, identifies gaps in knowledge, and presents recommendations for a research agenda in this arena.
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