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An Analysis of Depression in Older Adults: Possible Causes, Developments, and Treatments
Transcript of An Analysis of Depression in Older Adults: Possible Causes, Developments, and Treatments
Possible Causes, Developments, and Treatments The Issue of Depression
Depression is a natural part of aging. (NOT TRUE!)
Depression is often related to pathilogical aging.
Symptoms of depression in their older patients are often overlooked (Rapp, Parisi, Walsh, & Wallace, 1988)
When it is recognized, the patients are rarely referred to psychotherapy (Alvidrez & Area´n, 2002; Unutzer, 2002)
Opportunities for behavioral interventions are often missed.
Anxiety often leads to depression
Relates to IGC and Me? Depression Sucks! How Can I Prevent it? Depressive symptoms are frequently experienced with medical illness(W. J. Katon, 1996) Possible Causes of Depression in Older Adulthood Loneliness and isolation
Reduced sense of purpose... Social Identity Theory- (Tajfel & Turner, 1986)
We are all getting older.
How do you want to be remembered? Maintain a healthy diet
Sustain an active social lifestyle
Take care of a pet THE END Treatments for Depression Zeiss and Breckenridge (1997) found that the efficacy of psychotherapeutic approaches to treatment of depression was at least as strong as the efficacy of medication approaches.
cognitive behavior therapy (CBT)
life review and reminiscence therapy
Antidepressants Future Research Conduct esearch primarily focused on older adults solely in care centers.
Research older adults outside of care centers.
Compare and contrast the two.