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Psychological treatments in the management of severe late-life depression: At least as important as ECT

Abstract:

Depressive illness in late life is a complex disorder that warrants complex interventions. It needs to be viewed as a long-term illness which in some sufferers will include severe episodes. At present, there is very little randomized trial evidence to support the use of either ECT or psychological treatments in the management of severe depression episodes although clinical experience and evidence from trials with younger adults support the use of ECT to bring about rapid and short-term relief...

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10.1017/S1041610206234380

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Journal:
International Psychogeriatrics
Volume:
19
Issue:
1
Pages:
14-18
Publication date:
2007-02-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1741-203X
ISSN:
1041-6102
URN:
uuid:8672994e-22d8-4ee5-8d5f-270674028360
Source identifiers:
343826
Local pid:
pubs:343826
Language:
English

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