Journal Article (Review)

Depression occurs in up to 45% of medically hospitalized older patients. The diagnosis of depression in this population is particularly difficult. Assessing for depression is made easier by the use of scales for screening and is best accomplished using the inclusive approach. These depressions can be divided into two groups: "reactive" depression and major depression. Depression is treatable using a variety of modalities that include psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, and electroconvulsive therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Beck, DA; Koenig, HG; Beck, JS

Published Date

  • November 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 765 - 786

PubMed ID

  • 9799478

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9799478

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-0690


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States