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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.
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16045-0
- 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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