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Depressionen im Alter

  • E. Murphy
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Part of the Psychiatrie der Gegenwart book series (GEGENWART)

Zusammenfassung

Das höhere Alter wird gemeinhin als eine Zeit der Sorge und Verzweiflung angesehen. Depressionen im höheren Alter wurden häufig als voraussagbare, verständliche Antworten auf die Verluste und den Verfall im letzten Lebensabschnitt aufgefaßt; die winterlichen Themen des Alterns und der Traurigkeit, wie sie in der Literatur entfaltet werden, hängen eng damit zusammen. Wir wissen jetzt aber, daß die Mehrzahl der älteren Menschen sich nicht deprimiert, unglücklich oder unerfüllt fühlt, und daß der Pessimismus, mit welchem viele junge Menschen ihr künftiges Alter betrachten, im wesentlichen auf stereotypen Mißverständnissen beruht.

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