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Assessment of Depression in Aging Contexts: General Considerations When Working With Older Adults

Abstract:

Popular assertions portray depression as an inevitable outcome of aging, a widespread image embraced by many health professionals. Although epidemiological data contradict the prevalent image that depressive syndromes increase with age, the prognosis becomes more negative as one grows older. An early thorough assessment is vital to identify depressive symptoms in older adults, thus promoting the development of tailored interventions and improved recovery rates. The main problems associated wi...

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Publisher copy:
10.1037/a0017305
Journal:
PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOLOGY-RESEARCH AND PRACTICE More from this journal
Volume:
40
Issue:
6
Pages:
609-616
Publication date:
2009-12-01
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EISSN:
1939-1323
ISSN:
0735-7028
Language:
English
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pubs:244370
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uuid:21a8d205-f131-4a38-a24f-e63e4b07fd24
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244370
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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