Tag Archives: Depression in Adults

Exploring the Relationship Between Worsening Depression and Increased Dementia Risk (BBC News / Lancet Psychiatry / JGCR)

Summary Researchers in the Netherlands, following 3325 adults aged over 55 years for 11 years, have discovered an association between symptoms of depression which increase steadily over time in older adults and a greater likelihood of developing early signs of … Continue reading

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Burden of Depressive Disorders: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (BBC News / PLoS Medicine)

Summary Depression is the second most common cause of disability worldwide (back pain being the primary cause), according to an international review of research. Experts urge that this disease should be treated as a public health priority globally. Read more: BBC News: Depression: ‘Second … Continue reading

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Review of the Effects of Cancer and its Treatment on Cognitive Change (JCO)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The Journal of Clinical Oncology has published a series of review articles discussing the complications of … Continue reading

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Older Adults With Severe, Treatment-Resistant Depression (JAMA)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 2, September 2012]. Summary This article summarises effective strategies for the detection and treatment of late-life depression. Older patients can be screened for depression … Continue reading

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Evidence Update: Depression in Adults with Chronic Physical Health Problems (NHS Evidence)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 10, May 2012]. Summary This NHS Evidence update, entitled “Depression in Adults with a Chronic Physical Health Problem” gives an overview of selected recent … Continue reading

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Treatment and Management of Depression in Adults (NICE Clinical Guideline CG90)

Summary People with dementia are at higher risk of depression. Much of the mental health comorbidity which affects older people in general hospitals relates to dementia, depression and delirium. The main NICE dementia guideline provides guidance on the management of … Continue reading

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