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Depression in older people is underdiagnosed.

Abstract:

Depression is more common in old age than dementia yet is underdiagnosed and undertreated. It is important to recognise that patients may not always present in a typical way, features that may indicate depression include anxiety, a preoccupation with somatic symptoms, and a change in function. The presence of understandable triggers and causes should not deter GPs from offering treatment, as long as symptoms are pervasive and continuously persist beyond two weeks. Age-related disabilities and...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Publisher:
CMP Information Ltd.
Journal:
Practitioner More from this journal
Volume:
258
Issue:
1771
Pages:
19-3
Publication date:
2014-05-01
ISSN:
0032-6518
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:473835
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uuid:f939b064-a198-4118-902b-ceac46942bfb
Local pid:
pubs:473835
Source identifiers:
473835
Deposit date:
2014-07-11

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