Understanding Depression and Dementia. Dr Maria- Paloma Sequeiros 3/12/2013. Overview of Depression Depressive disorders are common. Lifetime prevalence may be as high as 30% in the general population. Prevalence of 5-10% in primary care settings.
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repetitive behaviours shouting and screaming
restlessness agitation aggression
passivity lack of initiative and motivation loss of interest in things
disinhibition socially/sexually inappropriate behaviours
obsessional behaviours hoarding checking
hiding and losing things suspicion paranoia delusions
hallucinations (visual and auditory)
night-time waking poor sleep at night activity at night
excessive sleeping during the day inactivity during the day
poor appetite and loss of interest in food (with weight loss)
excessive eating (especially sweet things)
NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 2009) in guidance helps health and social care professionals deliver the best possible
care based on the best available evidence.
Treatment and care should take into account people’s individual needs and preferences.
Refer moderate/severe depression
Refer mild/moderate depression
(Least Intervention First Time)
Community Psychiatric Nurse
CIT Team Roles