Aetiology

The risk factors for depression in later life are discussed in Chapter.?..? As with depression at any other time of life, the occurrence of a depressive episode usually arises from a combination of vulnerability factors and a triggering (precipitating) adverse life event. 'Avoidant' and 'dependent' personality types are associated with late-life depression, and a lifelong lack of a capacity for intimacy is another risk factor. ^SID Precipitating life events occur at a similar frequency to other age groups, although health-related events are more common among older people.(l7>

Anxiety and Depression 101

Anxiety and Depression 101

Everything you ever wanted to know about. We have been discussing depression and anxiety and how different information that is out on the market only seems to target one particular cure for these two common conditions that seem to walk hand in hand.

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