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Physical illness and depression in older adults

Physical illness and depression in older adults

a handbook of theory, research, and practice

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Published by Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Depression in old age,
  • Aged -- Health and hygiene,
  • Aged -- Mental health -- Handbooks, manuals, etc

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Gail M. Williamson, David R. Shaffer and Patricia A. Parmelee.
    SeriesPlenum series in social/clinical psychology
    ContributionsWilliamson, Gail M., Shaffer, David R., Parmelee, Patricia A.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC"537.5"P48"2000
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 370 p.
    Number of Pages370
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21605714M
    ISBN 100306462699
    LC Control Number00-035714

    Depression Different for Older Adults. Older adults are at increased risk. We know that about 80% of older adults have at least one chronic health condition, and 50% have two or more. Depression is more common in people who also have other illnesses (such as heart disease or cancer) or whose function becomes limited. What’s different about mental health in older people? Depression is both the most common and most treatable / reversible mental illness in old age, affecting one in five older people in the community. This figure doubles in the presence of physical illness and trebles in hospitals and care homes. Anxiety.

    Geriatric depression is a mental and emotional disorder affecting older adults. Feelings of sadness and occasional “blue” moods are normal. However, lasting depression is not a typical part of Author: Brian Krans. Without treatment, depression can impair an older adult’s ability to function and enjoy life, and can contribute to poorer overall health. Compared to older adults without depression, those with depression often need greater assistance with self-care and daily living activities, and often recover more slowly from physical disorders.

    Depression affects more than 19 million Americans every year, regardless of age, race, or gender. While depression is not a normal part of the aging process, there is a strong likelihood of it occurring when other physical health conditions are present. For example, nearly a quarter of the , people who experience a stroke in a given year will experience clinical depression.[1]. Objectives. Depressive symptoms are prevalent in older adults, and physical activity (PA) may have beneficial effects on depression. The purpose of this study was to explore the association between physical activity and depressive symptoms, taking into account demographic factors, and the associations between selected demographic factors and physical activity levels in community-dwelling older Cited by:


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As the title of this book implies, one reason there is so much depression among members of this age group is that disordered mood is a frequent concomitant of the many physical illnesses to which elderly people are prone.

In many cases, the depression may be a consequence of the despair that comes with the awareness of mental and physical : $ Physical Illness and Depression in Older Adults A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Practice.

Editors: Williamson, Gail M., Shaffer, David R., Parmelee, Patricia A. Physical Illness and Depression in Older Adults: A Handbook Physical illness and depression in older adults book Theory, Research, and Practice The Springer Series in Social Clinical Psychology, ISSN Editors: Gail M. Williamson, David R.

Shaffer, Patricia A. Parmelee, Patricia a Parmelee, Patricia M. Parmelee: Edition: illustrated: Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media, The book is essential to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators, and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults.

In addition, health professionals - including psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, and trainee geriatric mental heatlh workers - will find this a invaluable resource.

Physical Illness and Depression in Older Adults: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Practice Gail M. Williamson, David R.

Shaffer, Patricia A. Parmelee Springer Science & Business Media, - Psychology - pages. Physical Illness and Depression in Older Adults. Physical Illness and Depression in Older Adults. David R. Shaffer. Pages Risk Factors. Front Matter.

Depression and Physical Illness in Older Primary Care Patients. Herbert C. Schulberg, Richard Schulz, Mark D. Miller, Bruce Rollman. Shaffer D.R. () Physical Illness and Depression in Older Adults. In: Williamson G.M., Shaffer D.R., Parmelee P.A. (eds) Physical Illness and Depression in Older Adults.

The Plenum Series in Social/Clinical by: Depression in Older Adults If you have a sad, despairing mood that lasts for more than two weeks, it may be depression. Depression is not the same as sadness, though it can be triggered by the sadness caused by loss (e.g., loss of a loved one, loss of hearing).

younger adults to complete suicide Depression is associated with cognitive impairment and an increased risk of dementia A selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor should be the first line pharmacological treatment for depression for most older adults, including those with chronic physical illness Psychological and drug treatment is as effective.

Depression is a common problem among older adults, but it is NOT a normal part of aging. In fact, studies show that most older adults feel satisfied with their lives, despite having more illnesses or physical problems.

However, important life changes that happen as we get older may cause feelings of uneasiness, stress, and sadness. Earlier studies investigated the association of physical activity and depressive symptoms in younger adults with and without depression, in the general population, or in healthy older subjects (Cairney et al.,Benedetti et al., ).Cited by: A person with depression cannot simply “snap out of it”—it is a medical condition that affects your quality of life.

Depression can also lead to suicide, particularly if left untreated, and you are more likely to develop a physical illness if you have depression. The good news is that, in most cases, depression is treatable in older adults. Physical Illness and Depression in Older Adults by Gail M.

Williamson,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Depression is less prevalent among older adults than younger adults, but merits special attention because it can have serious negative consequences, including increased burden of physical illness, impaired functioning, and risk of by: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xiv, pages: illustrations ; 26 cm.

Contents: Physical illness and depression in older adults: an introduction / David R. Shaffer --Depression and disability / Martha L. Bruce --Vascular disease and depression: models of the interplay between psychopathology and medical comorbidity / Jeffrey M.

Lyness and Eric D. Caine. person with depression cannot simply “snap out of it”—it is a medical condition that affects your quality of life.

Depression can also lead to suicide, particularly if left untreated, and you are more likely to develop a physical illness if you have depression. The good news is that, in most cases, depression is treatable in older adults. TheFile Size: KB. Other issues, like dementia, can complicate a diagnosis of depression for older adults, according to psychologist Deborah Serani, author of a new book.

Depression is a major contributor to healthcare costs and is projected to be the leading cause of disease burden in middle and higher income countries by the year w1 Depression in later life, traditionally defined as age older t is associated with disability, increased mortality, and poorer outcomes from physical illness.

Most clinicians will encounter older patients with Cited by: Chronic depression has both physical and mental consequences that may complicate an older adult's existing health condition and trigger new concerns. There is evidence that some natural body changes associated with aging may increase a person's risk of experiencing depression.

The content of this article is important to physical therapists because unrecognized and undertreated depression in older adults is a significant public health problem and older adults are often reluctant to seek health care for mental health problems.

10, 38 Medical costs for depressed older adults are estimated to be 50% higher than those for. stopping work; having less money; health problems; the death of a partner or friends. Most older people cope well in spite of these difficulties.

However, depression can affect 1 in 5 older people living in the community, and 2 in 5 living in care homes.APA's Clinical Practice Guideline recommends three psychotherapy interventions as well as a second-generation antidepressant (selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitors — SSRIs, selective-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors — SNRIs or norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors — NDRIs) for the treatment of depression in older adults.

Physical Illness and Depression in Older Adults: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Practice, by Gail M. Williamson, David R. Shaffer, and Patricia A. Parmelee, offers an interprofessional approach to understanding a particular aspect of depression in older adults—specifically its relation to physical health and function.

This book is Cited by: 2.