Evidence Based Psychotherapies for Late Life Depression
Late life depression is a term used to describe depression occurring in people older than 65 years of age who have not had a previous history of mood disorder. Late life occurs in approximately 1% to 2% of all community-dwelling elders. In acute care hospitals its prevalence rises to approximately 10% to 12%. Among all nursing home residents, 12% to 14% meet the criteria for a major depressive episode (MDD). Depressive symptoms are much more prevalent in late life with prevalence rates between 30% and 45%.
Well-being & Work–Challenges to Intervention in the Workplace
Research on well-being at work is flourishing, reflecting the perspective that a strategic and proactive investment in developing healthy organisations can bring benefits to employers, employees and the wider society. Claims regarding the importance and benefits of enhanced employee well-being have strong intuitive appeal. However, there is currently a lack of clarity, or consensus, over even basic elements, to the extent that an agreed framework for measurement remains elusive.
Including Orthodox Jews in the Argument for Multicultural Sensitivity in Psychotherapy
Mental health help-seeking by ethnic minorities and sensitivity to their needs has been identified as a priority. Most frequently, scholars such as Derald Sue identify people of color as the focus of micro aggressions and more generally, of bias and insensitivity. Yet, other minority groups are also part of the multicultural equation when considering mental health help-seeking and practice. Insensitivity to the needs of Orthodox Jews is an important omission.
Personality Structures and Chronic Childhood Relational Trauma: Psychodynamic and Attachment based Perspectives that Challenge the Restricted Diagnosis of Personality Disorder
With the imminent publication of DSM V growing ever closer, the author suggests that headline diagnostic categories, such as narcissistic personality, histrionic personality or the ubiquitous borderline personality may actually be unhelpful to the clinician,who wishes to reach a deeper understanding of the factors shaping character pathology. The proposed revision of diagnostic criteria for personality disorder, in the forthcoming DSM V, to further emphasise traits within nosographical personality categories, appears to remain limited in conceptual cope.