Depression in later life [electronic resource] / Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe.
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- London : Jessica Kingsley, 2005.
- Oxford psychiatry library.
Oxford psychiatry library
1 online resource (129 p.)
- Depression in old age -- Treatment.
Depression in old age.
- Electronic books.
- Depression affects between 10-15% of older people, making it the most frequently encountered mental health condition in later life. Despite this, the condition is easily missed in clinical practice or not adequately treated. Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library, this concise pocketbook will provide an accessible account of what depression in older people is like, why it is important and what treatments help. The text will highlight which areas of depression are of special relevance to later life, how to diagnose depression in an older person, the overlap with dementia and various other physic
- Contents; Preface; Symbols and abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 2 Classification and epidemiology; 3 Clinical features; 4 Aetiology; 5 Co-morbidity and depression in later life; 6 Assessment and management; 7 Depression in primary care; 8 Prognosis; 9 Prevention; 10 Resources; Appendix; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Iliffe, Steve.
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