The prevention of major depression in the elderly.

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Journal Article (Review)

Limited information is available regarding the relationship between elderly individuals and depression; but the clinician can anticipate problems in those who have had depression in the past, in those who are bereaved, in caretakers, and in patients with a number of other illnesses, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, stroke, alcoholism, and severe medical illness. Treatment may shorten the duration of the depression, limit long-term sequelae, and reduce the likelihood of suicide. More research with careful methodology would be helpful in clarifying directions for primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Horne, A; Blazer, DG

Published Date

  • February 1, 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 159 - 172

PubMed ID

  • 1576573

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1576573

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-8853

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0690

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0749-0690(18)30504-4

Language

  • eng