Depression in Old Age / Edition 1

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Overview

Eliminates several misconceptions about depression in the elderly—namely: that it is an inevitable consequence of aging and that the hazards involved in its treatment outweigh those of the condition itself. Condenses the latest research information available on depression in old age, identifying some of the questions as yet unanswered and summarizing the answers already known.

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Provides care takers with guidance on detecting and managing depression in elderly people, and reviews the psychosocial and biological contributions to its etiology and prognosis. Clinical features, measurement, epidemiology, physical illness, and suicide are among the aspects discussed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471943082
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/16/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Clinical Features of Depression in Old Age.

The Measurement of Depression in Old Age.

The Epidemiology of Depression in Old Age.

The Aetiology of Depression in Old Age.

Depression and Physical Illness in Old Age.

Suicide and Attempted Suicide in Old Age.

The Management of Depression in Old Age.

The Prognosis of Depression in Old Age.

Future Directions.

Index.

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