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Depressed Older Adults

SKU# 9780826171023

Education and Screening

Author: Jacquelin Berman PhD, MSW, Lisa M. Furst LMSW


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Designated a Doody's Core Title!

This volume is one of the best practice-oriented books on mental health and aging that I have read. I hope that the coming years will see substantive developments in outreach to depressed older adults. This book lays a solid and credible foundation for these efforts.


Late life depression has become increasingly prevalent among older adults. This book presents guidelines to help enable aging and social service programs to establish a mental health education and screening program focused on late-life depression. This 2-time award-winning model presented in this book offers a practical and culturally-sensitiveapproach to mental health education which can be adapted by service programs seeking to identify clinical depression among their older adult clientele.

Additionally, this program offers professionals serving older adults an opportunity to increase their knowledge about clinical depression among older adults; develop the skills necessary to identify the signs of clinical depression and suicidal ideation; and create long-standing, collaborative relationships across the professional disciplines of aging, social services, medical and mental health services.

Older adults who participate in this program are able to:
  • increase their awareness of the role of mental health in their overall quality of life
  • identify both long-standing and newly emergent symptoms of clinical depression, a serious mental health condition
  • connect to treatment providers within their own communities

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 20, 2010
  • Page Count 200
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826171023
  • EISBN 9780826171030

Table of Contents 

Chapter One: Depression Among Older Adults
Chapter Two: Evidence-based Models of Intervention for Older Adults with Depression
Chapter Three: Educating about Depression: Approaches for Elders,
Chapter Four: Implementing Depression Screening
Chapter Five: Connecting Elders to Treatment: Pre-Treatment Care Management
Chapter Six: Developing Program Materials for Outreach and Education
Chapter Seven: How to Implement EASE-D in Your Community
Chapter Eight: The Benefits and Challenges of Program Implementation