We live in an aging world. Illnesses that are prevalent and cause significant morbidity and mortality in older people will consume an increasing share of health care resources. One such illness in depression. This illness has a particularly devastating impact in the elderly because it is often undiagnosed or inadequately treated. Depression not only has a profound impact on quality of life but is it associated with an increased risk of mortality from suicide and vascular disease. In fact for every medical illness studied, e ...

Late-Life Depression 2004, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195152746