Articles by Dr. Phillip Lowe

Dr. Phillip Lowe is a licensed psychologist. He completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology (PsyD) at Fuller School of Psychology. He studied Marital and Family Therapy (MFT) and also received his Bachelor and Master degrees in Electrical Engineering at UCLA. He has been involved in geriatric mental health, family and individual counseling, and radio programs during the past few years. He has conducted numerous workshops on marital enrichment, manhood, and personal growth conferences in the past.

Mental Health Care for Older Adults is Necessary – Here’s Why.

Mental Health Care for Older Adults is Necessary – Here’s Why.

By the year 2030, one in five Americans will be 65 years or older. The demographic of those aged 80 and older is growing faster than any other age group [1]. There is also a prevailing stereotype of older adults as dependent, depressed, and possibly demented [1].

Taking into consideration this stereotype of the aging population, is there a case to address their mental wellness in addition to the population’s huge demand for basic medical services?