Depression in late life: an update.


Journal Article (Review)

Clinical and basic research units depressive disorders in late life have expanded our knowledge base appreciably in recent years. In the process, some clinical impressions have been confirmed (e.g., the association of depression and physical disorders); others have been refuted (e.g., depression increases with age); and now phenomena have been identified (e.g., the discovery of leukoencephalopathy in depressant elders who respond to ECT). The field of study now encompasses a range from neurobiology to sociocultural factors. The latter twentieth century is an exciting and optimistic era for clinicians working with depressed elders. As Sir Martin Roth has often said, "Where there is depression in late life, there is hope."

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Blazer, D

Published Date

  • 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 /

Start / End Page

  • 197 - 215

PubMed ID

  • 2514765

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2514765

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0198-8794


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States