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[Depression in the aged patient: bibliographic review].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales Médico-psychologiques revue psychiatrique
0003-4487
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
152
Issue
8
Pages
511–528
Identifiers
PMID: 7818227
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

The purpose of this review is to describe the diverse aspects of depression in the elderly. The bibliographical research includes epidemiology, theoretical models, diagnosis and treatment. Many studies emphasize the need for an accurate diagnosis, given the risk of unrecognized depression. The therapeutic trial is used when there is uncertainty about the diagnosis, especially whether it is depression or dementia. A treatment and a long follow-up are necessary to prevent relapses and recurrences.

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