August 31st 2009
This text provides an excellent overview of mood disorders during older adulthood. Chapter 1 deals with diagnosis and includes helpful diagnostic tools and pertinent laboratory values. Chapter 2 addresses nonmajor depressive syndromes-a much-needed area of discussion-and provides a literature review in an easy-to-read table. Chapter 3 includes very good information about epidemiology and a most useful table of information. Another strength is a discussion of potential reasons for low rates of depressive disorders.