Late Life Depression. A Global Problem with Few Resources.

William Vaughn McCall, Kristina W. Kintziger

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Abstract

Mental health disorders in terms of an aging population are discussed in this review. Statistics on depression in later life are presented with a discussion of physical health comorbidities. This presentation postulates that the health care infrastructure currently in place is inadequate to meet the present, much less the future, needs of this population. The care of the depressed elder will require the coordinated effort of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurse practitioners and advanced practice psychiatric nurses, internal medicine gerontologists, internal medicine and family medicine general physicians, community agencies, and volunteers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)475-481
Number of pages7
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Aging population
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Health care resources
  • Late life depression

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Late Life Depression. A Global Problem with Few Resources. / McCall, William Vaughn; Kintziger, Kristina W.

In: Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 36, No. 4, 01.12.2013, p. 475-481.

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