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Depression in older adults: psychological and psychosocial approaches

British Journal of Social Work

Author: Fielden, M. A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1992

Abstract:

A review of the literature shows that psychiatric disorders are more prevalent among the elderly than among younger adults, with high levels of reoccurrence & a different presentation of symptoms. This suggests a need to understand depression in the elderly within a psychological frame & within a psychosocial setting, where symptoms & themes express the physical, social, & emotional losses of aging & age-associated development tasks of role change, accepting dependence, & preparing for death.

Further Details

Pages: 291-307
Volume: 22
Issue: 3
Keywords: older, emotional
Reads: 189
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