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International Journal of Psychological Research 2013, 6 1

Author: John Henry Morgan

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International Journal of Psychological Research ISSN: 2011-2084 ijpr@usbmed.edu.co Universidad de San Buenaventura Colombia Morgan, John Henry Late-Life Depression and the Counseling Agenda: Exploring Geriatric Logotherapy as a Treatment Modality International Journal of Psychological Research, vol.
6, núm.
1, 2013, pp.
94-101 Universidad de San Buenaventura Medellín, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=299028095011 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative I N T E R NAT I O NAL J O U R NAL O F INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH P SYC H O LO G I CAL R E S EAR C H R E V I E W A R T I C L E Late-Life Depression and the Counseling Agenda: Exploring Geriatric Logotherapy as a Treatment Modality Depresión en edades avanzadas y la agenda de asesoramiento psicológico: Explorando la logoterapia geriátrica como modalidad de tratamiento John Henry Morgan , a a Ph.D., D.Sc., Psy.D.
Graduate Theological Foundation, United States The counseling agenda established for dealing with late-life depression is often followed in consort with pharmacotherapy which has proven clinically to be quite effective in reducing and, in many cases, relieving symptoms of low self-esteem and anxiety. Whereas conventional medical intervention concentrates on the reduction of depression symptoms, psychotherapeutic modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy have proven somewhat effective in creating a more stabilizing experience of existential contentment, offering a deeper sense of well-being rather than simply symptom reduction. Geriatric logotherapy has come forth with an emphasis upon existential contentment drawn from accessing what is called the “life story window” wherein the therapist assists...





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