Depression in the elderly. Myths and misconceptions.


Journal Article (Review)

Despite myths to the contrary, existing evidence suggests that depression in the elderly is not different in its symptoms, more frequent, more chronic, more difficult to treat, or more attributable to psychosocial factors than depression in younger persons. The degree to which the pessimism generated by the untruths has overshadowed the realities uncovered by careful scientific inquiry is a disservice to older adults experiencing late-life depression.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Blazer, DG

Published Date

  • March 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 111 - 119

PubMed ID

  • 9139285

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9139285

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0193-953X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States