Epidemiology, Assessment, and Treatment of Depression in Older Latinos

  • Ladson Hinton
  • Patricia A. Areán
Part of the Issues in Children's and Families' Lives book series (IICL, volume 8)

Personal Journey: Ladson Hinton

My interests in the field of depression research and clinical geropsychiatry have origins in both my personal and professional life experiences. Growing up, I witnessed my grandmother’s struggles with chronic depression and the suffering it caused both her and my family, in particular my mother, who was her primary caregiver. Despite the best efforts of our family, she was very resistant to mental health care and never received formal treatment. Toward the end of her life, she also experienced cognitive impairments from one or more strokes. The seminal professional experiences with depression are based in clinical and research work. While in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, I worked on a research team studying dementia care giving experiences among older Puerto Ricans, Domincans, and groups such as African Americans and Chinese. While the focus of this research was on dementia, I was struck by the extent of depression in...


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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences UC Davis School of Medicine

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