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Emotional Health & Wellness When Taking Care of a Loved One

Depression is sometimes a serious problem with family caregivers and, often, they do not even realize they have become depressed. The Patient Health Questionnaire provides a depression scale rating after specific answers are given regarding emotional status as occurring daily, most of the days, or only a few days in the last two weeks. The questions ask, generally, if you no longer enjoy…

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Amy Blackburn, MSG, MPH

Amy Blackburn, MSG, MPH

USC Master of Public Health, gerontologist, kinesiologist, writer focusing on the dimensions of wellness, targeting self-care for family caregivers.