Special Issue "Depressive Disorder in the Elderly"
A special issue of Geriatrics (ISSN 2308-3417).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017)
Prof. Dr. Robert C. Abrams
Department of Psychiatry and Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, P.O. Box 140, New York Presbyterian Hospital, 525 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065, USA
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Interests: geriatric depression; psychosocial interventions; innovative interventions; costs; symptoms; suicide; aging; pain and depression; personality
Depression in the elderly is a protean condition with a multiplicity of presentations and consequences. It is associated with numerous adverse outcomes for individual patients, including symptomatic chronicity, suicide, cognitive decline, excess disability, medical morbidity, poor quality of life, and institutionalization. Additionally, there are extensive social and financial costs. However, we know that contemporary pharmacological interventions do not bring a majority of patients into full remission.
This Special Issue therefore focuses broadly on a wide range of issues relevant to geriatric depression: clinical presentation and course, pharmacological and innovative psychosocial interventions, costs and social implications. Submitted manuscripts describing current research, review articles and communications in any of these areas are sought.
Prof. Dr. Robert C. Abrams
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Geriatrics is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- geriatric depression
- psychosocial interventions
- innovative interventions