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Assessing And Treating Late-life Depression : A Casebook And Resource Guide - Michele J. Karel

Assessing And Treating Late-life Depression

A Casebook And Resource Guide

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Late-life depression can be addressed. This practice-oriented, research-based casebook draws on the authors' extensive clinical and academic experience to provide an essential resource for practitioners and researchers.. Not only is depression among the elderly treatable but, given its increase in incidence and a rapidly aging population, it is a critical issue for the mental-health and medical communities. The authors review the range of late-life depressive syndromes and the strategies for assessing and treating them, and illustrate the problems and principles with fourteen extended case studies-rare in the geropsychology literature and the core of the book. They also provide a guide to medications, screening tools, innovative models, and supplementary resources, invaluable tools for mental-health professionals and medical practitioners alike.

Prefacep. IX
Background
Setting the Stagep. 3
Defining the Problemp. 11
Perspectives on Assessment and Treatmentp. 31
Cases
Minor Depression: Eleanor Petersonp. 51
Complicated Grief and Depression: Pauline Feldp. 57
Dysthymia: Theresa Sanchezp. 67
Suicidal Depression: Samuel Schmittp. 75
Chronic Illness, Anxiety, and Depression: Arnie Pricep. 85
Chronic Pain and Depression: Lillian Greenp. 95
Anxiety, Depression, and Benzodiazepine Dependence: Geneva Sampsonp. 103
Vascular Depression: George Marinop. 111
Dementia and Depression: Olga and Sven Thompsonp. 121
Alcohol Abuse and Depression: Dave Gilbertp. 129
Personality Disorder and Depression: Dorothy Gleasonp. 137
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression: Mary Stuartp. 145
Bipolar Disorder: Elaine Conwayp. 153
Psychotic Depression: Joanna Tysenp. 161
Antidepressant Medicationsp. 169
Tools for Screening and Assessmentp. 185
Innovative Models of Care for Geriatric Depressionp. 201
Recommended Readings, Web Sites, and Organizational Resourcesp. 208
Referencesp. 221
Indexp. 235
About the Authorsp. 243
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ISBN: 9780465095438
ISBN-10: 0465095437
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st March 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.22 x 17.02  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1