This book provides information about depression in the elderly to the staff in outpatient services and gives valuable advice for identification, diagnosis and treatment of the disorder. It is useful for general practitioners and other workers in the front line of medical care.
1. Introduction 2. Epidemiology and classification of depression 3. Aetiology 4. Clinical presentation of depression in the elderly 5. Assessment of the depressed patient 6. Prognosis 7. Physical treatments for depression 8. Psychological treatments for depression 9. The role of the multidisciplinary team 10. Bibliography