Prevention of Late-Life Depression

Current Clinical Challenges and Priorities

  • Olivia I. Okereke

Part of the Aging Medicine book series (AGME, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Charles F. Reynolds III
    Pages 1-4
  3. Robert A. Schoevers, Elisabeth Duursma
    Pages 5-18
  4. Ankura Singh, Olivia I. Okereke
    Pages 19-32
  5. Liming Dong, Joseph J. Gallo
    Pages 33-56
  6. Sara L. Weisenbach, Nicolette M. Gabel, Emily M. Briceño
    Pages 57-82
  7. Pim Cuijpers, Claudia Buntrock, David Daniel Ebert, Aartjan T. F. Beekman, Charles F. Reynolds III
    Pages 99-112
  8. Ankura Singh, Olivia I. Okereke
    Pages 135-152
  9. Shanna Brewton-Tiayon, Daphne C. Watkins, Niki Matusko, James S. Jackson
    Pages 153-170
  10. Steven M. Albert, Offer E. Edelstein, Stewart J. Anderson, Mary Amanda Dew, Charles F. Reynolds III
    Pages 171-183
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 185-191

About this book


This book illustrates the imperative for late-life depression prevention. It introduces a broad range of approaches to prevention, and provides detailed examples of clinical and research applications of late-life depression prevention – all with consideration of medical and scientific, social, economic and global health perspectives.  Current guidelines and tools for assessing depressive disorders among older adults are discussed, with a view toward applications for prevention. Written by experts in the field, this text also considers policy and economic implications for preventing late-life depression, such as  the many complicating conditions – such as diabetes, hypertension or heart disease – that may co-occur with depression among older adults and that may incur higher total healthcare costs.


Prevention of Late-Life Depression: Current Clinical Challenges and Priorities is an important new volume that will be useful to all providers that are concerned with the mental health of our rapidly expanding aged population.


Behavioral Risk Factors Fragility Late-Life Depression Medical Co-Morbidities of Depression Social Isolation Social Risk Factors

Editors and affiliations

  • Olivia I. Okereke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryBrigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School BostonBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16044-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16045-0
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