Charting late-life affective disorders

Róisín O'Donnell, Alfred W Kaszniak

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Abstract

Affective disorders among elders, including depression and anxiety, are more prevalent than previously believed, and can result in increased social isolation, frailty, severity of illness, and even mortality. Although there is an abundance of research regarding mood and anxiety disorders among the general population, empirical investigations of these disorders in older populations is limited. This article provides a brief overview of recent research, with an emphasis on research reviews and meta-analyses of depression and anxiety disorders among older adults, and considers signs and symptoms, prevalence, biological and cognitive correlates, risk factors, assessment, and treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-57
Number of pages12
JournalGenerations
Volume35
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 2011

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Mood Disorders
anxiety
Anxiety Disorders
Research
Depression
Social Isolation
mood
Population
Signs and Symptoms
Meta-Analysis
social isolation
Anxiety
illness
mortality
Mortality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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Charting late-life affective disorders. / O'Donnell, Róisín; Kaszniak, Alfred W.

In: Generations, Vol. 35, No. 2, 01.07.2011, p. 46-57.

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O'Donnell, R & Kaszniak, AW 2011, 'Charting late-life affective disorders', Generations, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 46-57.
O'Donnell, Róisín ; Kaszniak, Alfred W. / Charting late-life affective disorders. In: Generations. 2011 ; Vol. 35, No. 2. pp. 46-57.
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