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Managing depression growing older : a guide for professionals and carers

Author: Kerrie Eyers; Gordon Parker; Henry Brodaty; Matthew Johnstone
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kerrie Eyers; Gordon Parker; Henry Brodaty; Matthew Johnstone
ISBN: 9781742378800 1742378803
OCLC Number: 798257507
Notes: "Greying of the black dog"--Cover.
Description: viii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. And now we are 65 --
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. 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.
Responsibility: Kerrie Eyers, Gordon Parker & Henry Brodaty ; cover and internal illustrations by Matthew Johnstone.

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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 Read more...

 
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