Year: 1994 Source: Patient Care, v.28, no.4, (February 28, 1994), p.85-92, 95-98, 101-102 SIEC No: 19940226

This paper describes the caregivers role in evaluating & managing depression in the geriatric population. It includes risk factors for depression & suicide, Geriatric Depression Scale, interview techniques, possible medical causes & causes of secondary depression, a patient care flowchart, treating depression & concurrent medical disorders, antidepressant suggestions, & possible talk therapies to undertake. (12 ref.)