Depression in Older People
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Depression is one the commonest psychiatric presentations in older people in the community and general hospitals. Depression is a pervasive feeling of low or miserable mood for a period of 2 or more weeks along with poor energy and motivation. The NICE guidelines put emphasis on GPs to recognize and treat most cases of depression. It is important to have awareness of presentations and treatment in the elderly.
- Authors: S Durrani, M Hussain & C Ugwu
- Keywords: Depression, elderly, general practice.
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