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Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Late Life: Results of the NIH Consensus Development Conference / Edition 1
     

Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Late Life: Results of the NIH Consensus Development Conference / Edition 1

by Charles F. Reynolds III, Barry D. Lebowitz, Arnold J. Friedhoff
 

ISBN-10: 0880485566

ISBN-13: 9780880485562

Pub. Date: 12/01/1993

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

What are the special considerations that apply to the diagnosis and treatment of depression in late life? The NIH Consensus Development Conference set out to address this topic in detail; Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Late Life presents their findings.

Compiled by experts in the field, Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Late Life provides

Overview

What are the special considerations that apply to the diagnosis and treatment of depression in late life? The NIH Consensus Development Conference set out to address this topic in detail; Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Late Life presents their findings.

Compiled by experts in the field, Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Late Life provides comprehensive studies on early-life depression versus late-life depression, the prevalence of depression in elderly people and the risk factors involved, issues regarding safe and effective treatment, the patterns for health service use, and the consequences of unrecognized or inadequately treated depression.

American Psychiatric Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780880485562
Publisher:
American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Overview: Diagnosis and treatment of depression in late life. Epidemiology of late-life depression. Phenomenology, Clinical Heterogeneity, and Course. Clinical and etiological heterogeneity of mood disorders in elderly patients. Depression: diagnosis and comorbidity. The range of quality of life: relevance to the treatment of depression in elderly patients. The course and outcome of depression in late life. Biological and Psychosocial Factors. Biological correlates of late-life depression. Brain structural and functional correlates of late-life depression. Social factors and depression in late life. Depression as an enduring disposition. Treatment. Overview of treatment options in depressed elderly patients. Pharmacological treatment of depression in elderly patients. Geropharmacokinetics of therapeutics, toxic effects, and compliance. Use of electroconvulsive therapy in late-life depression. Cognitive-behavior therapy with depressed older adults. Psychosocial therapies with depressed older adults. Long-term prevention of recurrences in elderly patients. Meta-Analysis of Treatment in Late-Life Depression. Meta-analysis on the diagnosis and treatment of depression in late life. Meta-analysis review from a psychiatric statistical perspective. Meta-analysis review from a clinician's perspective. Special Issues. Barriers to care of older adults with depression. Suicide in elderly patients. Diagnosis and treatment considerations in depression associated with late-life bereavement. Depression in elderly patients in residential care settings. Treatment of depression in elderly patients: guidelines for primary care. Consensus Statement. Consensus Development Conference statement: diagnosis and treatment of depression in late life.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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