Double jeopardy: Co-morbid anxiety and depression in late life

Beattie, Elizabeth, Pachana, Nancy A. and Franklin, Sara J. (2010) Double jeopardy: Co-morbid anxiety and depression in late life. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 3 3: 209-220. doi:10.3928/19404921-20100528-99


Author Beattie, Elizabeth
Pachana, Nancy A.
Franklin, Sara J.
Title Double jeopardy: Co-morbid anxiety and depression in late life
Journal name Research in Gerontological Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1940-4921
Publication date 2010-07
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.3928/19404921-20100528-99
Volume 3
Issue 3
Start page 209
End page 220
Total pages 12
Place of publication United States
Publisher Slack, Inc.
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Comorbid depression and anxiety in late life present challenges for geriatric mental health care providers. These challenges include identifying the often complex diagnostic presentations both clinically and in a research context. This potent comorbidity can be conceived as double jeopardy in older adults, further diminishing their quality of life. Geriatric health care providers need to understand psychiatric comorbidity of this type for accurate diagnosis and early referral to specialists, and to coordinate interdisciplinary care. Researchers in the field also need to recognize potential multiple impacts of comorbidities with respect to assessment and treatment domains. This article describes the prevalence of late-life depression and anxiety disorders and reviews studies on this comorbidity in older adults. Risk factors and protective factors for anxiety and depression in later life are reviewed, and information is provided about comparative symptoms, the selection of assessment tools, and challenges to the provision of interdisciplinary, evidence-based care. Copyright 2010, SLACK Incorporated.
Keyword Aged
Anxiety
Depression
Evidence-Based Medicine
Geriatric Assessment
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
School of Psychology Publications
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 5 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 7 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Access Statistics: 107 Abstract Views  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Sat, 26 Feb 2011, 08:51:03 EST by Prof Nancy A Pachana on behalf of School of Psychology