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J Clin Psychiatry. 2010 Jan;71(1):e03. doi: 10.4088/JCP.8001tx21c.

Pharmacotherapy and other treatments for elderly patients with depression.

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Memory and Aging Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and the Geriatric Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Abstract

Depression in older adults can be difficult to diagnose and a challenge to treat. Clinicians must address treatment issues caused by aging, such as comorbid medical illness, physical limitations, or the presence of cognitive impairments. Proven treatments for depression in older adults include psychotherapy, medications, and electroconvulsive therapy. When choosing therapies for older patients, possible adverse side effects, drug interactions, and patient limitations should guide treatment selection.

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10.4088/JCP.8001tx21c
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