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Exploring the motives, manifestations, and effects of late-life melancholy, this reference examines remedies and ways for the administration of this situation, highlighting tools for the popularity of melancholy within the medically ailing, clinically demented, and bereaved, in addition to for evaluation of the efficacy of those remedy.
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Their poor compliance extends equally to the care of concurrent medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia, which are all common antecedents of coronary heart disease. , 1998). Conversely, depression is a common sequel of coronary artery disease; 25% of patients who have experienced acute myocardial infarction develop depression in the subsequent 6-month period. , 1993). , 2001). , 2001). 10 D’Mello Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke There is now an enormous literature concerning poststroke depression.
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