Harvard Medical School Special Health Report: Understanding Depression

Harvard Medical School Special Health Report: Understanding Depression

Sadness touches all of our lives at different times, but depression can have enormous depth and staying power. It is more than a passing bout of sadness or dejection, or feeling down in the dumps. It can leave you feeling continuously burdened and can sap the joy out of once-pleasurable activities. Thankfully, effective treatment is […]

Diabetes and Depression

Diabetes and Depression

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses and allied mental health professionals with the information necessary to identify depression in patients with diabetes and to intervene to improve these patients’ quality of life. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.  […]

Impact of Communication Interaction on Measuring Self- and Proxy-Rated Depression in Dementia.

Impact of Communication Interaction on Measuring Self- and Proxy-Rated Depression in Dementia.

This study examined whether teaching nursing aides to interact more effectively with patients with dementia affected self-, proxy, and concordance ratings of depression. Predictors of depression ratings were determined from measures of verbal interaction under different conditions of social closeness, training condition, and patient variables. Results revealed that proxy ratings of depression were significantly lower […]