Daily Archives: October 8, 2010

Over 2 Million People Over the Age of 65 Are Depressed

Depression in the Elderly, , by Rafi Kevorkian, M.D., Fellow, Division of Geriatric Medicine, St. Louis University School of Medicine. Found on TheDoctorWillSeeYouNow.com, articles. References estimates that over 2 million people over the age of 65 in the U.S. are … Continue reading

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Guide to Diagnosing Depression

How Is Depression Diagnosed? InteliHealth.com. Medical content reviewed by the Faculty of the Harvard Medical School. »View Info

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Depression Symptoms in the Elderly

Depression In The Elderly Is Complicated But Treatable, From The Harvard Mental Health Letter. Reprinted in MedicalNewstoday.com. Mentions that symptoms of depression may differ in the elderly from those in younger adults. »View Info

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Geriatric Depression Scale

Geriatric Depression Scale, provides explanation and links to a short form and longer form “mood assessment scale”/ questionnaire (in various languages) offered by two Stanford professors as a rough diagnostic test for whether an elderly person may be depressed. »View … Continue reading

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Depression in the Elderly

Depression in the Elderly, MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, by MedlinePlus, a Service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. General overview, including focus on symptoms and tests to diagnose … Continue reading

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A Guide to Mental Wellness in Older Age

Recognizing and Overcoming Depression — How to Use This Depression Recovery Tool Kit, by the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, gmhfonline.org. A good overall discussion, with links to information on the facts about late-life depression and its causes, with especially helpful … Continue reading

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Preventing Depression Misdiagnosis of Women

Preventing Misdiagnosis of Women: A Guide to Physical Disorders That Have Psychiatric Symptoms (Women’s Mental Health and Development), a book by Elizabeth Adele Klonoff and Hope Landrine, discusses the importance of differentiating between depression and other physical ailments that can … Continue reading

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The Biological Nature of Depression

Depression in the Elderly; Consequences, Symptoms and Treatment of Depression in Old Age, by Lisa C. DeLuca, Jun 28, 2008. Discussion of the biological nature of depression, complications of depression in the elderly, why they often don’t seek treatment, the … Continue reading

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Cleveland Clinic’s Guide to Recognizing Depression

Recognizing Depression – Depression Diagnosis, by Cleveland Clinic. ClevelandClinic.org. List of the symptoms and indicators of depression. »View Info

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Depression Not a Normal Part of the Aging Process

Depression Not a Normal Part of Aging Discusses symptoms of depression, and for diagnosis, recommends checking with your doctor to see first whether these symptoms may be caused by a physical illness, such as hypothyroidism or vitamin B12 deficiency, or … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Changes Helpful in Overcoming Depression

A Guide to Mental Wellness in Older Age: Recognizing and Overcoming Depression — Healthy Lifestyle Choices, by the Geriatric Mental Health Foundation, gmhfonline.org. Good discussion of lifestyle changes helpful in overcoming depression, which thereby help prevent occurrence of depression, as … Continue reading

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Depression: General Overview

Depression in the Elderly, MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia, by MedlinePlus, a Service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, NIH, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. General overview, including recognition as to prevention that: “Preventing depression … Continue reading

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Depression and Long-term Care Residents

Elderly In Long-term Care Setting Suffer Depression More Than Those Cared For At Home, ScienceDaily, May 9, 2008. Reports on the findings of a study by social work students at Indiana State University. »View Info

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Controlling Depression

Staying With A Medicine Helps Older People Avoid Relapsing Into Depression, , Health News Feed, a Service of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Reports on a study concluding that medications are most useful in preventing relapse of depression in late … Continue reading

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New York Times Health Guide: Depression

An excellent, comprehensive treatment of depression, including background, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatments – and including a discussion of lifestyle changes and alternative remedies that may help treat or prevent depression. Among those mentioned are: herbal remedies (St. John’s … Continue reading

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Discussion of Depression Diagnosis and Treatment

Professional Help for Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment Options, by Helpguide.org. Discussion of diagnosis and treatment options. Particular focus on non-pharmacological treatments, including various kinds of talk therapies, exercise, meditation, light therapy, yoga and other stress relief and relaxation techniques, use … Continue reading

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Clinical Trials: Depression Treatment

Clinical Trials: Depression — Featured Studies, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, a component of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. A list with links to pending clinical trials on depression and its treatments, from the ClinicalTrials.gov registry, … Continue reading

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