Assessment of depression

Pachana, N. A., Gallagher-Thompson, D. and Thompson, L. W. (1994). Assessment of depression. In Lawton, M. P. and Teresi, J. A. (Ed.), Annual review of gerontology and geriatrics: focus on assessment techniques (pp. 234-256) New York, NY: Springer.

Author Pachana, N. A.
Gallagher-Thompson, D.
Thompson, L. W.
Title of chapter Assessment of depression
Title of book Annual review of gerontology and geriatrics: focus on assessment techniques
Place of Publication New York, NY
Publisher Springer
Publication Year 1994
Year available 1994
Series Annual review of gerontology and geriatrics
ISBN 082616496X
Editor Lawton, M. P.
Teresi, J. A.
Volume number 14
Start page 234
End page 256
Total pages 24
Collection year 1994
Language eng
Subjects 380100 Psychology
380103 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
380106 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Abstract/Summary (From the chapter) assessment of depression in the elderly is complicated by the fact that diagnostic classification systems do not completely reflect current problems and issues of late-life depression / provide . . . information concerning the psychometric properties of instruments currently in use [for the assessment and diagnosis of depression], as well as those under development / suggest additional research to improve the diagnostic process /// specific assessment instruments [interviewer-administered or observer-rated instruments, self-report measures] / special topics concerning depression in a geriatric population [depression in the physically ill elderly, depression in the demented elderly, comorbid condition of anxiety and depression in elders, assessment of depression in minority elders
Keyword depression, ageing, assessment, anxiety

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