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  1. Depression (PDF, 213 KB)

    ...how to become involved,please contact your local Age Concern.Depression AllianceTel: 020 7633 0557Depression Alliance CymruTel: 029 2069 2891Depression Alliance ScotlandTel: 0131 467 3050CRUSE Bereavement CareHelpline: 0870 167 1677Age ConcernFor up to 5 free factsheets, or to find your localAge Concern, ring Age...
  2. What is depression? (PDF, 72 KB)

    ...it is part of life’s ups and downs. But when the feeling of upset won’t go away and you start to lose interest in the things you enjoy, then it may be a sign of depression. Depression is a physical illness that takes over your mind and body. It can make you feel like everything is hopeless or pointless. You might start thinking p...
  3. Causes and effects of depression (PDF, 64 KB)

    Down, but not out factsheet What is depression? We all feel sad from time to time; it is part of life’s ups and downs. But when the feeling of upset won’t go away and you start to lose interest in the things you enjoy, then it may be a sign of depression. Some common symptoms of depression include: Feeling unhappy mo...
  4. Self help for beating depression (PDF, 93 KB)

    ...the Aged Down, but not out factsheet How can I beat depression and stay well? When you are feeling depressed it may seem that there is nothing you can do to improve things. However there are a number of steps that you can take to help your recovery. Milder depression may improve with these steps alone. If you are taking medica...
  5. Self-help for beating depression and staying well.pdf (PDF, 133 KB)

    Self-help for beating depression and staying well Authors: Philippa Cuttell and Lisa Bracher How can I beat depression and stay well? When you are feeling depressed it may seem that there is nothing you can do to improve things. However there are a number of steps that you can take to help your recovery. Milder depression<>
  6. The causes and effects of depression in later life.pdf (PDF, 120 KB)

    ...causes and effects of depression in later life Authors: Professor Klaus Ebmeier and Dr Philip Wilkinson What is depression? We all feel sad from time to time; it is part of life’s ups and downs. But when the feeling of upset won’t go away and you start to lose interest in the things you enjoy, then it may be a sign of depre...
  7. Medication for depression in later life.pdf (PDF, 136 KB)

    Down, but not out factsheet Medication for depression in later life Author: Dr Robert Baldwin Should medication be taken for later life depression? Depression can develop at any time. With the right treatment plan you stand a very good chance of getting better, whatever age you are. There is a range of therapies t...
  8. What is depression.pdf (PDF, 185 KB)

    ...factsheet What is depression? Author: Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham How do I know if I’m depressed? We all feel sad from time to time; it is part of life’s ups and downs. But when the feeling of upset won’t go away and you start to lose interest in the things you enjoy, then it may be a sign of depression. Depression...
  9. Medication for depression in later life fcs (PDF, 65 KB)

    Should medication be taken for later life depression? Depression can develop at any time. With the right treatment plan you stand a very good chance of getting better, whatever age you are. There is a range of therapies that can help and what suits you best will depend on the type of depression you have, what your docto...
  10. Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).pdf (PDF, 108 KB)

    ...difficulties in our relationships can lead to significant depression. Often when people are depressed they become withdrawn, worried, tired, disinterested and irritable and this can make relationships more difficult. Even if relationship difficulties are not the cause of your depression, the depression is likely to have...