Acute Management of Late-Life Depression


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The patient with late-life depression frequently presents in a complex manner that may require hospitalization. Accurate diagnosis and treatment of these patients is essential to prevent disability, caregiver burden and nursing home placement. Confusion, suicidality and aggression represent psychiatric emergencies in the elderly and may require hospitalization for effective management. © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Published Date

  • December 2, 2010

Book Title

  • Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry: Third Edition

Start / End Page

  • 552 - 554

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780470747230

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/9780470669600.ch88

Citation Source

  • Scopus