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Corning - Southeast Steuben County Library 1 618.97 EYE Adult NonFiction Book
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Awarded the book prize for 2012 by the Australasian Journal on Ageing!

Even when he¿s grey around the muzzle, the black dog of depression can still deliver a ferocious bite. Depression can strike at any age, and it may appear for the first time as we get older, as a result of life circumstances or our genetic makeup. While older people face the same kinds of mental health issues as younger people, they can find it more difficult to deal with them owing to the stressors which accumulate with age. There is also a high incidence of undiagnosed depression in older age, presenting extra challenges for carers.

Managing Depression Growing Older offers a systematic guide to identifying depression in older people, supporting them at home or in an aged care setting, and the importance of diet, exercise and attitude in recovery. It is essential reading for anyone who works with the elderly.


Author Notes

Kerrie Eyers is a psychologist, teacher and editor with many years' experience in mental health, based at the Black Dog Institute, Sydney, Australia.

Gordon Parker is Scientia Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales and Executive Director of the Black Dog Institute, Sydney, Australia. He is a renowned researcher with over 30 years' experience with mood disorders.

Henry Brodaty is Professor of Psychogeriatrics at the University of New South Wales and Director of hte Academic Department for Old Age Psychiatry at the Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. vi
1 And now we are 65p. 1
2 On growing olderp. 16
3 Untreated depression in older agep. 41
4 Reaching a diagnosisp. 63
5 A structured assessment for depressionp. 92
6 Melancholic and non-melancholic depressionp. 110
7 Late onset: depression specific to ageingp. 146
8 Therapies and the role of the therapistp. 164
9 Ageing and coping with carep. 190
10 Managing severe depressionp. 206
11 Ageing and self-efficacyp. 231
12 Caring for the carersp. 244
Appendix I Risk factors for self-harmp. 265
Appendix II Further information for older people and carersp. 271
Appendix III Clinician contributors' short biographiesp. 274
Notesp. 283
Indexp. 289

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