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Psychotherapy 

Psychotherapy
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Psychotherapy
Author(s):

Patricia A. Areán

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199796816.003.0022
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date: 05 December 2020

The focus of this chapter is on psychotherapy for late life mood disorders. The reader will be introduced to the evidence-base for psychotherapy in late life depression (LLD), and the methods for making psychotherapy accessible to all older adults, including people who are home-bound/disabled, are seen in primary care medicine, and who suffer from mild to moderate cognitive impairments. In particular, this chapter will provide and introduction to three evidence-based psychotherapies for late life mood disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem Solving Therapy (PST) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). This chapter concludes with recommendations for future research.

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