Year: 1988 Source: Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, v.1, no.2, (April-June 1988), p.89-107 SIEC No: 19910750

This article outlines how to recognize depression & assess suicidal intent in the elderly. Medical causes & treatments of depression are also detailed, including tricyclic & heterocyclic agents, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, lithium, psychostimulants, & electroconvulsive therapy. Side effects, & food & drug interactions are described for each drug. Finally, special treatments for cardiac & stroke patients are described. (VM)