Psychotic Depression in the Elderly

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Rajesh R. Tampi, MD
Yale University School of Medicine, Hamden, CT, USA

Deena Williamson
Behavioral Health Services, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, CT, USA

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions, Aging Issues, Health and Financial Alternatives
BISAC: MED032000

Depression is not uncommon in the elderly. Psychotic depression, a major subtype of depression is more commonly seen in the elderly than in younger patients with depression. Evidence indicates that psychotic depression in the elderly is associated with specific clinical, neurobiological and neuropsychological changes and has a worse prognosis than depression without psychosis in the elderly. This book reviews the epidemiology, clinical features, neurobiology, neuropsychology, assessment and treatments for this important psychiatric disorder in the elderly. (Imprint: Nova)

 

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Abstract

Introduction

Epidemiology

Clinical features

Neurobiology

Neuropsychology

Assessment

Treatments

Psychotherapy

Pharmacotherapy

Conclusion

References

Index

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