Year: 2003 Source: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, v.34, no.1, (February 2003), p.3-9 SIEC No: 20040027

In this article, research on depression in older women is summarized, including rates of disorder, age of onset, symptom profiles, suicidal behavior, risk factors for depression such as physical health & social inequalities, & protective factors such as spirituality. The empirical literature about treatment of depression in older adults is presented, with special attention to psychotherapeutic approaches. Ways in which information can help mold effective service provision are enumerated. (49 refs)