Psychotherapy for depression in older adults is the first book in the wiley series in clinical geropsychology which is directed primarily at psychologists who are currently or seeking to begin working with an aging patient population. Several types of psychotherapy are effective for depression in older adults 7 8 in a meta analysis of psychosocial treatments for geriatric depression the overall effect size for treatment versus no treatment or placebo control was 078 9. Conclusions use of psychotherapy remains uncommon among depressed older adults despite its widely acknowledged efficacy some of the disparities in psychotherapy utilization suggest supply side barriers. Depression in older adults tends to be more chronic and as a consequence psychological interventions addressing it tend to be less efficient in a recent article published in the journal maturitas cuijpers and collaborators conducted a meta analysis of trials for psychological treatments for depression in older adults they noted that the
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