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Anxious Depression

Andrew J. Petkus, Eric J. Lenze and Julie Loebach Wetherell.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 12418 words.

The majority of depressed older adults also suffer from clinically significant symptoms of anxiety. In this chapter we describe the prevalence rates of co-occurring depression and anxiety...

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Bereavement and Complicated Grief in Older Adults

M. Katherine Shear, Angela Ghesquiere and Michael Katzke.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 10734 words.

Bereavement is one of the most common experiences of aging. Losing a loved one at any age is widely understood as one of life’s most painful and disruptive experiences. About 75% of the 2.5...

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Bidirectional Relationships Between Sleep, Insomnia, and Depression

Chiara Baglioni, Mathias Berger and Dieter Riemann.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 8388 words.

The close relationship between sleep disturbances and depression has been known for a long time. The existing database shows that a combination of disturbances in sleep continuity, sleep...

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Bipolar Disorder

Robert C. Young and Nahla A. Mahgoub.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 16350 words.

Older adults with bipolar (BP) disorder present a heterogeneous group of patients who have diverse clinical characteristics and comorbidities, and presumably differing pathophysiology and...

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Casebook of clinical geropsychology

Edited by Nancy Pachana, Ken Laidlaw and Bob Knight.

September 2010; p ublished online February 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Psychiatry; Geriatric Medicine; Old Age Psychiatry. 344 pages.

The Casebook of Clinical Geropsychology describes current best practice in managing complex cases involving common mental health issues in later life in the field of psychology concerned...

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The Challenge of Suicide Prevention in Later Life

Yeates Conwell and Alisa O’Riley.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 8362 words.

As the world’s population of older adults increases, deaths by suicide in late life will become an increasing public health problem. In this chapter, our objectives are threefold. First, we...

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Clinical Prediction Models

Wesley K. Thompson, Ji-in Choi and Stewart Anderson.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 7142 words.

Clinical trials of mood disorders in late-life frequently use time to the occurrence of an event as the primary study outcome. In recent years, it has become common to collect additional...

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Cognitive Biomarkers in Depression

Oliver J. Robinson and Barbara J. Sahakian.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 14035 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the altered cognitive performance in depression and discusses how measuring this impairment using neurocognitive tasks can reveal cognitive biomarkers....

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Comorbid Neurological Illness

Dylan Wint and Jeffrey Cummings.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 12955 words.

Cerebrovascular disease, movement disorders, epilepsy, and other neurological diseases disproportionately affect the elderly. Prevalence rates of mood disorders, particularly depression,...

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Comorbid Pain Disorders

Jordan F. Karp and Jonathan McGovern.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 10996 words.

Painful conditions in late life are frequent and often comorbid with affective disorders, anxiety, and insomnia. Psychiatrists and geriatric mental health clinicians must be familiar with...

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches for Treatment and Prevention of Late-Life Mood Disorders

David Merrill, Martha Payne and Helen Lavretsky.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology; Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 9495 words.

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) approaches for treatment of late-life mood disorders are reviewed and discussed. Widespread use of CAM therapies by the aging population...

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Conclusion

Helen Lavretsky, Martha Sajatovic and Charles F. Reynolds.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 2621 words.

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Current Issues in Informal Caregiving Research

Richard Schulz.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 12048 words.

The goal of this chapter is to provide an uptodate overview of the current status of informal caregiving with a focus on key unresolved issues in this literature. We begin with a discussion...

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Depression and Medical Illness in Late Life

Briana Mezuk and Joseph J. Gallo.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 17247 words.

In this chapter we set the stage for understanding the dynamic relationship between depression and medical conditions in later life by discussing the growing diversity of the aging...

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Depression in Dementia

Christopher M. Marano, Paul B. Rosenberg and Constantine G. Lyketsos.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 14106 words.

Depression is among the most common and troubling neuropsychiatric symptoms of dementia. It is important to diagnose and treat depression in dementia given its substantial adverse effects...

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Depression in Long-Term Care

Christina Hui and David L. Sultzer.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 12113 words.

Depression is common in long-term care (LTC) settings, particularly among the nursing home population. The nursing home is a unique venue to provide psychiatric care. The characteristics of...

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Depression in Older Adults Receiving Hospice Care

Abhilash K. Desai, Daphne Lo and George T. Grossberg.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 10364 words.

Depression (both major and minor) is prevalent in terminally ill older adults and is underdiagnosed and undertreated in this population. Depression in older adults receiving hospice care...

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Depression Medication Treatment Adherence in Later Life

Kara Zivin, Janet Kavanagh, Susan Maixner, Jo Anne Sirey and Helen C. Kales.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 11108 words.

While depression in older adults has been detected, diagnosed, and treated more frequently in recent years, substantial gaps in effective treatment still remain. Improving adherence to...

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The Diagnosis and Treatment of Unipolar Depression in Late Life

John Snowdon and Osvaldo P. Almeida.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 15624 words.

Development of a depressive disorder is commonly attributable to a complexity of factors, although with differences between age-groups. The pattern of losses experienced in old age differs...

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Electroconvulsive Therapy and Neuromodulation in the Treatment of Late-Life Mood Disorders

William M. McDonald and Arshya Vahabzadeh.

in Late-Life Mood Disorders

February 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Old Age Psychiatry; Neurology. 18031 words.

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is recognized as one of the most effective treatments for severe mood disorders. Increasingly, ECT has been used in the treatment of elderly mood disorders...

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