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By James E. Ellison, Sumer Verma

Exploring the reasons, manifestations, and effects of late-life melancholy, this reference examines remedies and techniques for the administration of this situation, highlighting tools for the popularity of melancholy within the medically ailing, clinically demented, and bereaved, in addition to for evaluate of the efficacy of those therapy.

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The frequent result is failure to evaluate for depression. The time constraints and economic incentives inherent in the setting of primary care practice limit the time available to perform extensive diagnostic assessments and to distinguish disorders of mood from concomitant medical 32 Kyomen and Gottlieb morbidity. Systematic screening for mental disorders generally, and depressive symptoms in particular, in primary care practices confirm a substantial prevalence of untreated psychiatric symptoms and disorders in these settings (56–59).

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1993). , 2001). , 2001). 10 D’Mello Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke There is now an enormous literature concerning poststroke depression. , 1987). Depression is more likely with left-sided and anterior cerebral lesions than with right-sided and posterior lesions. , 1983). Additional neuroanatomical correlates of poststroke depression include significant subcortical atrophy and periventricular white matter disease. Depression is more common in those with a family history of depression than in those without such a family history.

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