Depression in Later Life (2nd edition)

ISBN : 9780199671632

Robert C. Baldwin
120 Pages
130 x 196 mm
Pub date
Mar 2014
Oxford Psychiatry Library
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Depression affects between 10-15% of older people, making it the most frequently encountered mental health condition in later life. Despite this, the condition is easily missed in clinical practice or not adequately treated. Part of the Oxford Psychiatry Library, this second edition of Depression in Later Life highlights areas of depression which are of special relevance to later life, how to diagnose depression in an older person, the overlap with dementia and various other physical illnesses, and important pharmacological and psychological considerations. All chapters have been updated with new data where relevant, and case vignettes are included to ensure the book is relatable and easy to read.


1. Introduction
2. Classification and epidemiology
3. Clinical Features
4. Self harm and suicide
5. Aetiology
6. Medical co-morbidity and depression in late life
7. Assessment and management
8. Depression in primary care
9. Prognosis
10. Prevention
11. Resources

About the author: 

Robert Baldwin has been a Consultant in Old Age Psychiatry at Manchester Royal Infirmary since 1985 and Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester since 2000. His main research interest is mood disorders in later life, on which he has published widely.

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