Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Late Life: Consensus Statement Update
Lebowitz B D~~Pearson J L~~et al
The conclusions of the 1991 National Institutes of Health Consensus Panel on Diagnosis & Treatment of Depression in Late Life were reexamined. Although the initial consensus statement still holds, important new information is available in a number of areas including late-life depression as a risk factor for suicide. Late-onset, unipolar depression has been found to be a characteristic of elderly suicides. However, most elderly receive inadequate assessment or treatment for their depression.