Monday, 18 August 2003: 15:45-17:15
Chicago Sheraton Ballrooms (Sheraton Hotel and Towers)

S017 Late-Life Depression: New Findings From Community and Clinic Based Populations in Dublin

Depression is the commonest mental illness in the community dwelling elderly, affecting up to 14% of people over 65 years. Controversy remains regarding the definition of cases, risk factors for depression, co-morbid factors such as anxiety, the impact of subsyndromal states and the overall treatability of this form of depression. This symposium will present new data from studies in Dublin which will address a number of these questions and provide a forum for discussion of key issues such as detection and treatment strategies for the large elderly population at-risk.
Chair:Brian A Lawlor
 S017-001 The Association Between Late-life Depression and Physical Ill-Health
Brian A Lawlor
 S017-002 Depression with Comorbid Anxiety: Loud and Silent Depression
Michael Kirby
 S017-003 Differentiating Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease Using Emotionally Negative Words and the Delayed Word Recall (DWR) Procedure
Robert Coen
 S017-004 Incidence of Depression in Older People Post Stroke Compared to Depression Following Other Major Medical Illness
Greg Swanwick, Richelle Kirrane, Desmond O'Neill
 S017-005 Subsyndromal Depressive Symptoms as a Predictor of Incident Depression
Elaine Greene

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