7 Components of Depression Evaluation

“With or without cognitive impairment, the occurrence of depression in later life is a clinical concern. Obtain a family history of depression, other psychiatric illnesses, and dementia including age at onset, as well as current perceptions of family support. Given the possibility of impairments in reporting cognitive and functional behaviors, clinicians should try to obtain collateral information from family members, particularly with suspected dementia, where family is often the first to notice subtle cognitive changes.”

http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/cognitive-disorders/7-components-depression-evaluation

Parental Alienation

With or without cognitive impairment, the occurrence of depression in later life is a clinical concern. Obtain a family history of depression, other psychiatric illnesses, and dementia including age at onset, as well as current perceptions of family support. Given the possibility of impairments in reporting cognitive and functional behaviors, clinicians should try to obtain collateral information from family members, particularly with suspected dementia, where family is often the first to notice subtle cognitive changes.

http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/cognitive-disorders/7-components-depression-evaluation

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