Depression in Old Age by Cornelius KatonaDepression in Old Age by Cornelius Katona

Depression in Old Age

byCornelius Katona

Hardcover | September 20, 1994

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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.
Title:Depression in Old AgeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 9.15 × 6.06 × 0.59 inPublished:September 20, 1994Publisher:Wiley

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ISBN - 10:0471943088

ISBN - 13:9780471943082

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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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The growing incidence of depression in old age has stimulated considerable research activity in recent years. Underdetected and undertreated, it is a profoundly disabling condition associated with a high rate of suicide. However, an enthusiastic approach to its detection and management can considerably improve an otherwise poor prognosis. Depression in Old Age is a distillate of the research information currently available, describing the causes, epidemiology and presentation of depression in the elderly. The book also provides guidance on the detection and management of depression as well as reviewing the psychosocial and biological contributors to its aetiology and prognosis. It will be required reading for those researching, or involved in, the areas of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, social work and primary care.