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Depression and Older People: Towards Securing Well-being in Later Life
by Mary Godfrey and Tracy Denby
Bristol University Press, 2004
Paper: 978-1-86134-642-1
Library of Congress Classification RC537.5.G64 2004
Dewey Decimal Classification 616.852708460941

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
The literature on depression in old age has tended to be dominated by the medical model with its focus on symptoms and treatment. This report breaks new ground by adopting a psycho-social approach - one that explores depression in the context of the everyday lives of older people. Commissioned by Help the Aged, the report reviews the nature and scope of the evidence base around depression and older people; evaluates current policy and practice responses and identifies gaps in the evidence base and areas for further work. Depression and older people is invaluable reading for anyone involved in the management and delivery of services to older people, as well as academics, students and researchers in the field. It will also be of interest to older people themselves.

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