Anxiety and depression
Jill Manthorpe Professor of social work and co-director, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London
Steve Iliffe Inner-city GP and reader in general practice, Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, Royal Free and UCL Medical School, London
This article explores anxiety states among older people and how they may overlap with depression. It discusses prevalence, symptoms and treatment, and aims to help nurses to develop appropriate intervention strategies and to know when they should refer patients to other health practitioners.
Nursing Older People. 18, 1,25-29. doi: 10.7748/nop2006.02.18.1.25.c2411