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OBJECTIVE The authors sought to determine whether integrated mental health services or enhanced referral to specialty mental health clinics results in greater engagement in mental health/substance abuse services by older primary care patients. METHOD This multisite randomized trial included 10 sites consisting of primary care and specialty mental(More)
OBJECTIVES To review progress made during the past decade in late-life mood disorders and to identify areas of unmet need in health care delivery and research. PARTICIPANTS The Consensus Development Panel consisted of experts in late-life mood disorders, geriatrics, primary care, mental health and aging policy research, and advocacy. EVIDENCE (1)(More)
The randomized controlled trial (RCT) provides critical support for evidence-based practice using psychological interventions. The control condition is the principal method of removing the influence of unwanted variables in RCTs. There is little agreement or consistency in the design and construction of control conditions. Because control conditions have(More)
OBJECTIVES The present study evaluated knowledge of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in four ethnic groups of older adults. METHODS Ninety-six Anglo, 37 Latino, 30 Asian, and 30 African American older adults completed a short survey about AD. RESULTS Results indicated that Anglo older adults are significantly more knowledgeable about AD than African American,(More)
Compared the effects of 2 psychotherapies based on divergent conceptualizations of depression in later life. Seventy-five older adults diagnosed with major depressive disorder were assigned randomly to problem-solving therapy (PST), reminiscence therapy (RT), or a waiting-list control (WLC) condition. Participants in PST and RT were provided with 12 weekly(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors compared the efficacy of problem-solving therapy (PST) and supportive therapy (ST) in a group of elderly subjects with impairment in executive functions. This group was targeted because it has been shown to be at the risk for poor response to pharmacotherapy. METHODS A total of 25 elderly subjects with major depression and abnormal(More)
OBJECTIVES The cognitive characteristics of individuals with severe compulsive hoarding behaviors (SCH) are not well understood and existing studies have largely focused on individuals with SCH and concurrent anxiety disorders. The present study was conducted to evaluate the frequency with which SCH co-occurs with LLD and to compare the cognitive(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the concurrent, prospective, and time-concordant relationships among major depressive disorder (MDD), depressive symptoms, and diabetes distress with glycemic control. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In a noninterventional study, we assessed 506 type 2 diabetic patients for MDD (Composite International Diagnostic Interview), for(More)
BACKGROUND The 'depression executive dysfunction syndrome' afflicts a considerable number of depressed elderly patients and may be resistant to conventional pharmacotherapy. Non-pharmacological approaches addressing their behavioral deficits may reduce disability and experienced stress and improve depression. METHODS This paper focuses on problem solving(More)
Over the past 20 years, numerous studies have investigated the efficacy of psychotherapy for treating late life depression and, to a lesser degree, the efficacy of psychotherapy combined with antidepressant medication. Of the intervention studies, cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy combined with antidepressant medication have the(More)