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Recognizing and treating late-life depression.

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Summary of "Recognizing and treating late-life depression."

Patients over age 55 years who present with social isolation, loss of interest in activities, irritability, appetite loss, vague complaints, and insomnia are a diagnostic challenge for clinicians. This article describes a framework diagnosing and treating depression in older adults.

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Name: JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
ISSN: 1547-1896
Pages: 51-53

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