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Psychotherapy of depression and dysthymia

Psychotherapy of depression and dysthymia
Psychotherapy of depression and dysthymia
Depression in the elderly is a treatable disorder. Although antidepressant medication traditionally has been considered a first-line intervention, psychotherapy has been shown to be at least equally effective. Additional research on the combination of medication and psychotherapy for elderly depression has shown promising results for both acute treatment and relapse prevention. This chapter reviews the theoretical elements and empirical evidence supporting the use of psychotherapy to treat elderly depression
9780471981978
Wiley
Lynch, Thomas R.
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Vitt, Christine M.
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Copeland, John R.M.
Abou-Saleh, Mohammed T.
Blazer, Dan G.
Lynch, Thomas R.
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Vitt, Christine M.
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Copeland, John R.M.
Abou-Saleh, Mohammed T.
Blazer, Dan G.

Lynch, Thomas R. and Vitt, Christine M. (2002) Psychotherapy of depression and dysthymia. In, Copeland, John R.M., Abou-Saleh, Mohammed T. and Blazer, Dan G. (eds.) Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry. Second Edition. Chichester, GB. Wiley. (doi:10.1002/0470846410.ch79).

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Depression in the elderly is a treatable disorder. Although antidepressant medication traditionally has been considered a first-line intervention, psychotherapy has been shown to be at least equally effective. Additional research on the combination of medication and psychotherapy for elderly depression has shown promising results for both acute treatment and relapse prevention. This chapter reviews the theoretical elements and empirical evidence supporting the use of psychotherapy to treat elderly depression

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Published date: 2002
Organisations: Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 342251
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/342251
ISBN: 9780471981978
PURE UUID: 71922378-615f-4abb-98c3-b4bf248549eb
ORCID for Thomas R. Lynch: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1270-6097

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Date deposited: 24 Aug 2012 10:34
Last modified: 04 Apr 2020 00:31

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Author: Thomas R. Lynch ORCID iD
Author: Christine M. Vitt
Editor: John R.M. Copeland
Editor: Mohammed T. Abou-Saleh
Editor: Dan G. Blazer

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