Depression and anxiety can be avoided or minimized through medication and therapy and by adapting to changing circumstances as we age.
PrefaceI. Understanding Mood Disorders: Knowledge Is Power1. What You Need to Know about Depression2. What You Need to Know about AnxietyII. Handling Challenges over the Next Thirty Years3. Coping with Memory Loss4. Living with Illness and Disability5. Getting Relief from Physical Pain6. Understanding Sleep and Fatigue7. Coping with the Loss of a Loved One8. Stopping Overuse of Alcohol or Prescription Drugs9. Maintaining Healthy Body Weight and Nutrition10. Preserving (or Renewing) Sexual Pleasure11. Planning for Life's Final Phase12. Finding Meaning and Fulfillment-and FunAcknowledgmentsResourcesSelected ReferencesIndex
Mark D. Miller, M.D., is associate professor of psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Charles F. Reynolds III, M.D., is professor at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and senior associate dean at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is associate editor of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. They are the authors of Living Longer Depression Free: A Family Guide to Recognizing, Treating, and Preventing Depression in Later Life, also published by Johns Hopkins.
A top recommendation for any collection strong in later-life issues. * Midwest Book Review *