Depression in older adults: How to treat its distinct clinical manifestations

Depression in older adults: How to treat its distinct clinical manifestations Depression in older adults (age ≥65) can dev- astate their quality of life and increase the likelihood of institutionalization because of behavioral problems.1 Depression is a primary risk factor for suicide, and suicide rates are highest among those age ≥65, especially among white males.2 The bur- den of geriatric depression can extend to caregivers.1 Prompt recognition and treatment of depression could help minimize morbidity and reduce suffering in older adults and their caregivers....

 
SOURCE: Current Psychiatry

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