By James E. Ellison, Sumer Verma

Exploring the factors, manifestations, and effects of late-life melancholy, this reference examines remedies and methods for the administration of this , highlighting equipment for the popularity of melancholy within the medically ailing, clinically demented, and bereaved, in addition to for evaluation of the efficacy of those remedy.

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Coronary artery disease is more common in people with the diagnosis of depression (Glassman and Shapiro, 1998). Depressed people are more likely to smoke, to live sedentary lives, and to comply less well with treatment. Their poor compliance extends equally to the care of concurrent medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, which are all common antecedents of coronary heart disease. , 1998). Conversely, depression is a common sequel of coronary artery disease; 25% of patients who have experienced acute myocardial infarction develop depression in the subsequent 6-month period.

The patient, due to thought disturbances from the depressive illness or lack of knowledge about the available health benefits, may feel that the financial resources or health insurance to pay for physician visits, medications, or other treatments are inadequate (24,25). The tasks of identifying appropriate sources of care and then going to get this assistance can feel overwhelming to an elderly person experiencing disabling depressive symptoms. Obtaining transportation to a treatment site may be perceived as eminently problematic, especially for elderly living in regions where mental health care services are limited (26).

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