Electroconvulsive therapy in bipolar affective disorder
The mental health toll of the Covid-19 pandemic on doctors
Depression in the older population
Depression is a mental disorder that can have multiple presenting features in older adults, which may be more subtle than the traditional features. It affects around 22% of men and 28% of women over 65 years old, yet it is estimated that 85% of older people with depression receive no help at all from the NHS.
Elder abuse: what are the red flags for a healthcare professional?
Article 8: the forgotten right for older patients
Diabetes and severe mental illness
A Novel Cohousing Project for Older Women and Implications for Loneliness (Part 2)
Psychiatric disorders in Parkinson’s disease
A novel cohousing project for older women and implications for loneliness
Some 14–17% of adults over 65 are lonely. Social isolation and the subjective experience of loneliness can increase the risk of poor health outcomes, including anxiety, depression, suicide, sleep problems and premature mortality. Cohousing is a form of grouped housing designed and managed by those who reside within it. We consider whether this approach may have beneficial effects in alleviating or protecting from loneliness in older people. This is part one of a two-part article.