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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.
Carolyn A. Chew-Graham is a Senior Lecturer in Primary Care at the University of Manchester. Robert Baldwin is a Consultant in Old Age at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Alistair Burns is a Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Manchester.
Acknowledgements; Foreword Dan Blazer; Preface; 1. Late-life depression: an introduction; 2. Management of late-life depression; 3. Management of late-life depression in primary care: case studies UK; 4. Management of more complicated depression in primary care: case studies UK; 5. Management of late-life depression across the primary and secondary care interface: case studies UK; 6. Management of late-life depression around the world: summary of international commentaries; 7. Management of late-life depression: useful resources; Appendix. International commentaries; Index.
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