International Journal of Mental Health & PsychiatryISSN: 2471-4372

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Editorial, J Psychother Psychol Disor Vol: 1 Issue: 1

Evidence Based Psychotherapies for Late Life Depression

Rajesh R Tampi*
Department of Psychiatry, Metro Health, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Corresponding author : Rajesh R Tampi
MD, MS, DFAPA, Vice Chairman for Education, Program Director, Psychiatry Residency, Department of Psychiatry, Metro Health 2500 Metro Health Drive, Cleveland, Ohio, 44109, USA
Tel: (203) 809 5223
Received: Jun 09, 2012 Accepted: Jun 11, 2012 Published: Jun 13, 2012
Citation: Rajesh RT (2012) Evidence Based Psychotherapies for Late Life Depression. J Psychother Psychol Disor 1:1. doi: 10.4172/2327-4654.1000e101


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%.

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