Integrated Management of Depression in the Elderly

Integrated Management of Depression in the Elderly

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Depression is one of the most common mental health problems facing older people, and it is often unrecognised and usually under-treated. Integrated Management of Depression in the Elderly provides an entirely new approach to understanding late-life depression, by using a series of case studies with commentaries from practitioners internationally. The book covers the epidemiology, presentation and diagnosis of depression in older people and outlines current evidence for effective management drawing on recently published work. The substantive part of the book presents ten case studies of increasing complexity, each case has a commentary from a primary care clinician and a health or social care professional, to outline how professionals should work together to manage the patient within their community. Contributions from world experts give the book an international appeal. It will appeal to a wide audience of health and social care professionals together with psychiatrists-in-training.This is the rationale behind NICE guidance for generalized anxiety disorder: a#39; benzodiazepines should not usually be used beyond 2a€“4 weeksa#39; (NICE 2004b). In an older patient there is the concern of sedation and associated with increased anbsp;...

Title:Integrated Management of Depression in the Elderly
Author:Carolyn A. Chew-Graham, Robert Baldwin, Alistair Burns
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2008-04-03


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