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Depressive syndromes in the elderly

Depressive syndromes in the elderly

special concerns / Trey Sunderland ... [et al.].

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health in [Washington, D.C.? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Depression in old age -- United States.,
  • Depression, Mental -- United States.,
  • Mentally ill aged -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsSunderland, Trey., National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. 567-576 ;
    Number of Pages576
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17659509M

    However, biological, social, and psychological factors all play a role in depression in older adults. Research suggests that the following may contribute to depression: low levels of key neurotransmitter chemicals in the brain such as serotonin and norepinephrine a family history of depression traumatic life events, such as abuse or the death of a loved one Complications associated with aging may contribute to depression in older adults. Women with depression typically have symptoms of sadness, worthlessness, and guilt. The grieving person must travel through the grief process, and should be allowed to move through it at their own pace. Talk about your loss, your memories, and your experience of the life and death of your loved one. Psychotherapy can help people with depression: Cope with a crisis Identify and replace negative beliefs Explore relationships and experiences and build positive connections Find adaptive ways to solve problems Identify issues that contribute to depression Set realistic goals Develop the ability to tolerate stress and distress.

    What are the different types of depression? Unfortunately, depression often goes undiagnosed and untreated in older adults, and they may feel reluctant to seek help. Some research indicates that there could be a genetic link to the disease. If these treatments do not reduce symptoms, brain stimulation therapy may be another treatment option to explore. Some options include: Write a letter to the person who died to say everything you wish you could say to them. In elderly people, depression mainly affects those with chronic medical illnesses and cognitive impairment, causes suffering, family disruption, and disability, worsens the outcomes of many medical illnesses, and increases mortality.

    In order to capture a day-to-day observation of the relationship between the damaging effects of social abuse, the victim's mental health and depressive mood, a study was conducted on whether individuals would have a higher level of depressed mood when exposed to daily acts of negative behavior. Stopping treatment abruptly can produce withdrawal-like symptoms and cause a sudden worsening of depressive symptoms. Social support. Two of the most common forms of depression are: Major depression—having symptoms of depression most of the day, nearly every day for at least 2 weeks that interfere with your ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy life.


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Depressive syndromes in the elderly book

Article continues below Do you feel depressed? Sometimes this leads to what is known as complicated grief. Although women experience higher rates of depression 1. Trials conducted show possibilities for the programme to be implemented on low-resource primary care settings dependent on primary care practitioners and lay health workers.

Medications Medications called antidepressants can work well to treat depression. Two of the most common forms of depression are: Major depression—having symptoms of depression most of the day, nearly every day for at least 2 weeks that interfere with your ability to work, sleep, study, eat, and enjoy life.

Take Depression Quiz Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder The essential feature of major depressive disorder is a period of two weeks during which there is either depressed mood most of the day nearly every day or loss of interest or pleasure in nearly all activities.

Heredity factors might also play a part. Ask others for what you need. If you have a loved one who is in danger of suicide or has made a suicide attempt, make sure someone stays with that person. ECT is the best studied brain stimulation therapy and has the longest history of use.

The result concluded that being exposed daily to abusive behaviors such as bullying has a positive relationship to depressed mood on the same day. There are studies that have used lesser items from the IWP Multi-affect Indicator which was then scaled down to daily levels to measure the daily levels of depression as an emotional disorder.

Antidepressants can have side effects, but many side effects may lessen over time. Upon identifying several studies and analyzing data involving individuals with high levels of creativity, Christa Taylor was able to conclude that there is a clear positive relationship between creativity and depressive mood.

Other depressive syndromes were surprisingly uncommon combined point prevalence, 1. Both of these measures are psychological tests that ask personal questions of the participant, and have mostly been used to measure the severity of depression. Anyone taking antidepressants should be monitored closely, especially when they first start taking them.

Read on to learn about symptoms to watch for and treatment options. NIMH does not provide specific medical advice or treatment recommendations or referrals; our materials may not be used in a manner that has the appearance of providing such information.

Try to maintain your normal lifestyle.

Seeking Help and Support for Grief and Loss

According to the latest datathe second highest suicide rate in the United States Unfortunately, depression often goes undiagnosed and untreated in older adults, and they may feel reluctant to seek help. Depression is the most important risk factor for suicide in the elderly, and older white men commit suicide more often than any other group.

Everyone feels sad or low sometimes, but these feelings usually pass with a little time.

Treating Depression in the Elderly

Start keeping a journal. Side effects may include loss of memory. Coping with loss Ideally, a bereaved person will be able to work through the process of grieving.Book Title. Depressive Disorders, Volume 1, Second Edition.

Additional Information. How to Cite. Editor Information. 4. Suggested Priorities for Research into Depressive Disorders in the Elderly.

Authored by Peter W. Burvill. Comorbidity of Depression in Older People. Authored by Cornelius Katona. May 17,  · Common geriatric syndromes include falls, cognitive syndromes and delirium, depression, and polypharmacy.

In the oncology setting, the presence of geriatric syndromes is relevant; falls and cognitive problems have been shown to be predictive of chemotherapy toxicity and overall sylvaindez.com by: 2. Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity.

It can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, motivation, feelings, and sense of sylvaindez.com may feature sadness, difficulty in thinking and concentration and a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sylvaindez.comlty: Psychiatry.

Background: Previous estimates of the prevalence of geriatric depression have varied. There are few large population-based studies; most of these focused on individuals younger than 80 years. No US studies have been published since the advent of the newer antidepressant agents. Methods: In throughas part of a large population study, we examined the current and lifetime prevalence Cited by: “In 20 very substantive chapters written by 26 outstanding authors, this volume spans three general areas: theories of depression, symptomatology of the depressive syndrome, and clinical treatments for affective disorders.

Each section is highly informative and broadly representative of the field. Behavioral, cognitive, psychoanalytic, interpersonal, biological, and genetic perspectives are. 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.