Post a brief description of depression disorder and the special challenges it presents to an elderly person versus someone in another age group. Evaluate the effects of the disorder on various aspects of functioning, including cognitive, emotional, and interpersonal functioning. Offer a creative solution or suggestion to combat one of the effects that you evaluated, either for the person suffering the disorder or a caregiver. Conclude with comments regarding special treatment considerations necessary for an elderly person diagnosed with this disorder.
References must come from:
- Comer, R. J., & Comer, J. S. (2019). Fundamentals of abnormal psychology (9th ed.). Worth.
Chapter 15, “Disorders of Aging and Cognition”
- And two other references of your choice