Depression in Later Life by Jill ManthorpeDepression in Later Life by Jill Manthorpe

Depression in Later Life

byJill Manthorpe, Steve Iliffe

Paperback | April 15, 2005

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This accessible and authoritative book provides an invaluable guide to identifying, treating and preventing depression in later life.

Jill Manthorpe and Steve Iliffe take a multidisciplinary approach and employ both medical and psycho-social models of depression. The medical model is used to identify symptoms, make diagnoses and work towards optimal treatment. Psycho-social perspectives provide insight into the scale and complexity of the condition and point to its social causes. The authors identify different levels of depression through in-depth analysis and consider the condition in relation to, but distinct from, dementia, psychosis and anxiety disorders, helping professionals to make the correct diagnosis. Supporting case studies show that depression, and the physical symptoms often linked to it, are amenable to treatment. The authors provide practical guidance for health and social care practitioners and suggest numerous coping strategies.

This comprehensive book is essential reading for health and social care practitioners working with older people, their carers and families.

Steve Iliffe is an academic general practitioner with an interest in physical and mental health in later life. He is Reader in general practice at both the Royal Free University College and London Medical School.
Title:Depression in Later LifeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:160 pages, 8.47 × 5.55 × 0.39 inShipping dimensions:8.47 × 5.55 × 0.39 inPublished:April 15, 2005Publisher:Jessica Kingsley PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:184310234X

ISBN - 13:9781843102342


Table of Contents

1. Why focus on depression? 2. The impact of depression. 3. Helping depressed older people. 4. Depression and dementia. 5. Depression, anxiety and psychosis. 6. Suicide and self-harm. 7. Carers' support. 8. Prevention of depression. 9. Conclusion. References. Subject index. Author index.

Editorial Reviews

This book takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the issue of depression in old age using a medical and psychological model. It defines different levels of depression and considers it alongside dementia, anxiety disorders and psychosis. It looks at causes and symptoms and shows how depression can be amenable to treatment'. - Ageing Matters