Physical Illness and Depression in Older Adults

A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Practice

  • Gail M. Williamson
  • David R. Shaffer
  • Patricia A. Parmelee

Part of the The Plenum Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Physical Illness and Depression in Older Adults

  3. Risk Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Martha L. Bruce
      Pages 11-29
    3. Jeffrey M. Lyness, Eric D. Caine
      Pages 31-49
    4. Gail M. Williamson
      Pages 51-64
    5. Alex J. Zautra, Amy S. Schultz, John W. Reich
      Pages 65-91
    6. Jamila Bookwala, Jennifer L. Yee, Richard Schulz
      Pages 93-131
  4. Conditioning Variables and Outcomes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Katherine L. Applegate, Janice K. Kiecolt-Glaser, Ronald Glaser
      Pages 135-145
    3. Gail M. Williamson, David R. Shaffer
      Pages 173-200
    4. Charles E. Lance, Adam W. Meade, Gail M. Williamson
      Pages 201-235
  5. Diagnosis and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Herbert C. Schulberg, Richard Schulz, Mark D. Miller, Bruce Rollman
      Pages 239-256
    3. Myron F. Weiner, Ramesh Sairam
      Pages 257-275
    4. Charles F. Reynolds III, Mark D. Miller, Benoit H. Mulsant, Mary Amanda Dew, Bruce G. Pollock
      Pages 277-294
    5. Ellen J. Klausner, C.R. Snyder, Jen Cheavens
      Pages 295-310
    6. Barry Gurland, Sidny Katz, Zachary M. Pine
      Pages 311-330
  6. Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331

About this book

Introduction

Aging is inevitable-A "psychological recession" is not . . . As I go about my daily life, I read and hear about the sometimes scary things that are happening to other people. As the saying goes, bad news sells newspapers. But I u- ally can take some solace in reasoning that this bad stuff assuredly will not occur in my life. After reading this book, however, one message has gotten through–I cannot d- miss "those" older people described in the various chapters as being dissimilar to me. After all, "old person" is a term that can be applied to me in a few more years. On this point, I once heard the following rhetorical question applied to the prejudice actions of the TV character Archie Bunker: "What would he say about "those" Puerto Ricans, if, on his next birthday, he knew that he would become a Puerto Rican?" As to aging, we best pay close attention because we soon will be "those" elders. This is why the alarming facts of this book-that our elders often are experiencing elevatedlevelsofphysicalillnessesanddepression–grabbedmebytheproverbialthroat.

Keywords

Alzheimer comorbidity depression diagnosis geriatrics physical health

Editors and affiliations

  • Gail M. Williamson
    • 1
  • David R. Shaffer
    • 1
  • Patricia A. Parmelee
    • 2
  1. 1.University of GeorgiaAthens
  2. 2.Genesis Health VenturesKennett Square

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b107734
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46269-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47178-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2528
  • About this book