Managing Depression Growing Older: A Guide for Professionals and Carers

Author(s): Kerrie Eyers, ordon Parker & Henry Brodaty

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Depression in older people is easily missed. This practical guide shows how to identify depression in an older person and provide support to enable best possible quality of life.


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'This is a most important book on a very serious and common condition - depression. The accounts are moving, and there are excellent explanations and suggested treatments.' - Professor Lewis Wolpert CBE, author of Malignant Sadness. 'This timely book authored by an array of experts in the field highlights the special risk factors and responses that operate later in life. It is a welcome contribution to building a 21st century approach to mental health care.' - Professor Patrick McGorry AO, clinical academic, University of Melbourne.

KERRIE EYERS MA (Psych), DipEd, MPH, MAPS is a psychologist, teacher and editor with many years' experience in mental health, based at the Black Dog Institute, Sydney. GORDON PARKER AO, MD, PhD, DSc, FRANZCP, FASSA is Scientia Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales. He is a renowned researcher with an international profile and over 30 years' experience with mood disorders, and is author of the bestselling Dealing with Depression: A common sense guide to mood disorders. HENRY BRODATY AO, MB, BS, MD, DSc, FRACP, FRANZCP is Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health at the University of New South Wales and an internationally recognised authority on ageing and dementia.

Foreword 1. And now we are sixty-five 2. On growing older 3. Untreated depression in older age 4. Reaching a diagnosis 5. A structured assessment for depression 6. Melancholic and non-melancholic depression 7. Late onset: Depression specific to ageing 8. Therapies and the role of the therapist 9. Ageing and coping with care 10. On managing severe depression 11. Ageing and self-efficacy 12. Caring for the carers Appendix I. Risk factors for self-harm Appendix II. Further information for older people and carers Appendix III. Clinician contributors' short biographies

General Fields

  • : 9781742378800
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : December 2011
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : February 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kerrie Eyers, ordon Parker & Henry Brodaty
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 362.60
  • : 300