Early-onset and late-onset depression in older adults: psychological perspectives


Boyd, Jemma, McKiernan, Fionnuala and Waller, Glen (2000) Early-onset and late-onset depression in older adults: psychological perspectives. Reviews in Clinical Gerontology, 10, (2), 149-159. (doi:10.1017/S0959259800000265).

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Depression is the most common mental health problem in old age, presenting a significant challenge to mental health services for older adults. The high chronicity, relapse and mortality rates associated with late-life depression suggest that existing treatments for late-life depression are insufficient. Therefore, current theoretical understandings may require further development. Given the growing population of older adults, the need to improve our understanding of late-life depression is increasingly urgent.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0959-2598 (print)
1469-9036 (electronic)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Psychology > Superseded - please use new divisions
ePrint ID: 18310
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:08
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/18310

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