Depression in old age

Depression in old age

Recognize depression in an elderly person.

Author: Sics Editore

Publisher: SICS Editore

ISBN: 9788869304729

Category: Medical

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Recognize depression in an elderly person. It is often an underdiagnosed and undermanaged illness. Manage acute depression with the aim to alleviate all symptoms. Improve the patient’s quality of life by offering support and providing medications in such a way that the adverse effects are minimized.
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Depression of Older Adults

Depression of Older Adults

Objectives: This review aims to synthesize the current evidence of public health burden of geriatric depression, and the public health challenges in tackling this growing threat in the context of under-detection, social disparities and ...

Author: Yi-Yan Ching

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ISBN: 1361298804

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This dissertation, "Depression of Older Adults: a Literature Review of Challenges" by Yi-yan, Ching, 程爾欣, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Background: Depression is the leading cause of premature death and disability worldwide. The globally aging population with increasing burdens of chronic diseases is certain to face increasing problems. Elderly people in whom physical and mental co-morbidities are common represent a group that is highly susceptible to the harm of depression. Worse still, the reduced accessibility of elderly to healthcare implies that the public health burden of depression seen in the healthcare sector is only tip of the clinical iceberg. Objectives: This review aims to synthesize the current evidence of public health burden of geriatric depression, and the public health challenges in tackling this growing threat in the context of under-detection, social disparities and population ageing, and to summarize its current situation in Hong Kong and compare with other Methods: A literature search was conducted in databases PubMed, Medline and Cochrane (January 2002-June 2012) using the keywords "depression, depressive episode, epidemiology, prevalence, incidence, elderly." A total of 1285full-text articles were obtained, out of which 52 articles were potentially relevant. Critical appraisal was performed on articles after a priori specified inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied. After removing the duplicates and examining the contents, 15 articles were adopted for review. Results: Depression brings along heavy disease burden which highly associated with mortality and morbidity. Late-life depression accounts for 17-37% in primary care settings, while around 3% in the community. The ongoing problems of under-detection, under-treatment and the progressive population ageing increase the challenges and complexity of matter. Gender difference is identified, while social support, social relationships and socioeconomic status were shown to be highly correlated with elderly depression in both the East and the West. Conclusions: Elderly depression is a global threat causing increasing public health burden to healthcare systems and societies worldwide. Over the decades, public health sector is facing numerous challenges intackling it, including the practice-related challenges complicated by characteristics of elderly, policy-related challenges explained by the clinical iceberg concept, and societal related challenges. By understanding the older population and challenges in the community control of depression, it is the time to action and turn public health over a new leaf. DOI: 10.5353/th_b4842297 Subjects: Depression in old age
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Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer

Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer

It also contributes to avoidable disability and premature death. Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer alerts readers to this untold story.

Author: D. S. D. Moak

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442246621

Category: Self-Help

Page: 330

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Clinical depression is a serious medical illness that not only can turn a happy retirement into a time of misery, but also leads to a wide range of health problems. Depression increases the rate of disease such as stroke, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease and worsens the course of others such as diabetes, chronic lung disease, and cancer. It also contributes to avoidable disability and premature death. Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer alerts readers to this untold story. It challenges beliefs that depression is normal in old age because old age is depressing, instead helping readers see that depression is a serious brain disease, often related to changes in the brain associated with the aging process. Gary S. Moak clearly and compassionately explains depression as a physically destructive state, in which a brain on overdrive runs the body ragged, accelerating age-related wear and tear. Depression is not a harmless condition older adults can live with, and Dr. Moak addresses the impact of depression on specific geriatric health problems. Case stories, taken from the author’s experience practicing geriatric psychiatry for thirty years, are used to illustrate the physically and mentally harmful effects of depression and the road to recovering well. The book is a call to action. It encourages readers to seek treatment for depression, offering hope that older adults can get their lives back before it is too late. It provides practical guidance and advice for patients and family members about working with healthcare professionals to ensure that sufferers receive effective treatment for their depression and appropriate medical care for their physical needs. By shedding light on the impact of depression on physical health, Dr. Moak spotlights the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of depression and brings much needed attention to a subject that is so often overlooked.
Categories: Self-Help

Depression in Old Age

Depression in Old Age

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.

Author: Cornelius L. E. Katona

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471943088

Category: Medical

Page: 160

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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.
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Depression in Elderly People pocketbook

Depression in Elderly People   pocketbook

This book provides information about depression in the elderly to the staff in outpatient services and gives valuable advice for identification, diagnosis and treatment of the disorder.

Author: Robert Howard

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000154474

Category: Medical

Page: 72

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This book provides information about depression in the elderly to the staff in outpatient services and gives valuable advice for identification, diagnosis and treatment of the disorder. It is useful for general practitioners and other workers in the front line of medical care.
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Practical Management of Affective Disorders in Older People

Practical Management of Affective Disorders in Older People

Building on the success of "Practical Psychiatry of Old Age" now in its Fourth Edition, this book looks in more detail at affective disorders from a variety of perspectives.

Author: Stephen Curran

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315347264

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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Building on the success of "Practical Psychiatry of Old Age" now in its Fourth Edition, this book looks in more detail at affective disorders from a variety of perspectives. It includes expert contributions on areas such as aetiology, diagnosis and psychological and pharmacological treatment. It also focuses on a contextual approach to the management of affective disorders in areas like primary care and geriatric medicine, as well as the specific contributions of disciplines such as nursing, social work and occupational therapy. User and carer viewpoints are also included, along with the often neglected spiritual aspects of managing these conditions. This balanced, inclusive and practical approach makes it ideal for all members of the multi-disciplinary team involved in the management of affective disorders in older people.
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To be Old and Sad

To be Old and Sad

Author: Nathan Billig

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: UOM:39015011787309

Category: Depression in old age

Page: 114

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Managing Depression Growing Older

Managing Depression  Growing Older

Awarded the book prize for 2012 by the Australasian Journal on Ageing! This book offers a systematic guide to depression in older people at home or in aged care settings. It is essential reading for anyone who works with the elderly.

Author: Kerrie Eyers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415521505

Category: Medical

Page: 292

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Awarded the book prize for 2012 by the Australasian Journal on Ageing!This book offers a systematic guide to depression in older people at home or in aged care settings. It is essential reading for anyone who works with the elderly.
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Psychology of Aging

Psychology of Aging

The psychology of aging is an exciting and rapidly-developing field. This volume provides a collection of classic, original and often widely-cited papers, including some older papers which may be hard to find through conventional searches.

Author: Aimee Spector

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351907842

Category: Psychology

Page: 440

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The psychology of aging is an exciting and rapidly-developing field. This volume provides a collection of classic, original and often widely-cited papers, including some older papers which may be hard to find through conventional searches. Taken together, they help to address some key questions: what are the cognitive changes related to aging? Is mental exercise useful? To what extent might intelligence, education or stimulating mental activities delay or even reduce cognitive symptoms of dementia? However, the book goes well beyond cognition and addresses social and emotional changes in aging, as well as looking at how lifestyle factors may be influential in psychological functioning. The section on the psychology of dementia covers the evolving psychological models, plus innovative types of psychological interventions. As more people live to an age where they are dependent on others, the book also considers the stresses on carers and how carers can be supported. Lastly, other aspects of mental health problems in old-age are addressed, including depression, PTSD and personality disorder. This collection of intriguing and inspiring papers will liven up the shelves of students, researchers and academics in the field as well as being a very useful resource for research, teaching and study.
Categories: Psychology