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BPJ SE July 2011

Best Practice Journal

Purpose and introduction

The purpose of this journal is to examine the assessment and management of depression in older adults. View Article

Causes and Diagnosis of Depression in Elderly People

Depression is common in older adults, although not as prevalent as in younger adults. This may be partly due to under-recognition as the diagnosis of depression can be confounded by other disorders associated with ageing, or depression may be incorrectly accepted as a normal part of the ageing process. View Article

Management of depression in older people

Older people respond well to treatments for depression. The management of depression in older people essentially follows the same step-wise pathway as in younger adults and chronological age should not be a barrier to specific therapies. View Article

References

Assessment and management of Depression in Older Adults References and Resources View Article

Appendices

Appendices for Assessment and management of Depression in Older Adults View Article