Title

The diagnosis and treatment of late-life depression

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

1-1-1996

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Age Factors; Aged; Antidepressive Agents; Anxiety Disorders; Bupropion; Cyclohexanols; Depressive Disorder; Diagnosis, Differential; Electroconvulsive Therapy; Female; Humans; Lithium; Male; Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors; Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors; Sex Factors; Trazodone; Triazoles

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

Depression in the elderly occurs commonly and is a major public health problem. Unfortunately, despite the availability of safe and effective treatments, late-life depression is often underdiagnosed because the symptoms are unrecognized by the patient and the health care provider. Late-life depression is described in this review, with a focus on symptoms, prevalence, diagnosis, and available treatment modalities.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: J Clin Psychiatry. 1996;57 Suppl 5:5-11.

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Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

8647792

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