Year: 1990 Source: Toronto: Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, 1990. 275p. SIEC No: 19910362

The first part of this book outlines the epidemiology, characteristics, psychosocial factors, & neurochemistry of depression in the elderly. The second part of the book describes 3 treatments for depression & affective disorders: pharmacology, benzodiazepine, & psychotherapy. Part 3 details suicide rates among the elderly, & discusses contributing psychosocial & biological factors. The authors conclude by suggesting treatment options & prevention strategies. (VM)