Pharmacotherapy and other treatments for elderly patients with depression.
|Title||Pharmacotherapy and other treatments for elderly patients with depression.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Journal||The Journal of clinical psychiatry|
|Date Published||2010 Jan|
|Keywords||Aged, Aging, Antidepressive Agents, Cognition Disorders, Depressive Disorder, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Humans, Psychotherapy|
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.
|Alternate Journal||J Clin Psychiatry|