The diagnosis and treatment of late-life depression
Department of Psychiatry
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
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.
J Clin Psychiatry. 1996;57 Suppl 5:5-11.
The Journal of clinical psychiatry
Rothschild AJ. (1996). The diagnosis and treatment of late-life depression. Psychiatry Publications. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_pp/43