Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer

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 Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer: A Guide For Older Adults and Their Families challenges beliefs that depression is normal in old age because old age is depressing, instead helping readers see that depression is a serious brain disease, often caused by changes in the brain associated with the aging process. Reading this book, you will see that depression is a physically destructive state, in which a brain on overdrive runs the body ragged, accelerating age-related wear and tear, increasing the likelihood of stroke, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and worsening diabetes, chronic lung disease, cancer, and arthritis. Throughout the book I use real stories from my experience practicing geriatric psychiatry to illustrate how this happens. I think you will find these stories very helpful.

Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer: A Guide for Older Adults and Their Families will show you how to recognize depression, when it is present, and teach you what you can do to get the help you need. Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer: A Guide for Older Adults and Their Families will convince you that you can get your life back if it has been hijacked by depression.

Beat Depression to Stay Healthier and Live Longer: A Guide for Older Adults and Their Families is published by Rowman & Littlefield, Publishers, and will be released on February 17, 2016. Ask for it at your local bookstore or order it online from from the publisher or your preferred online bookseller.