Year: 1998 Source: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, v.36, no.3, (March 1998), p.7-8 SIEC No: 19980824

This article discusses a study which found that geriatric patients may have the lowest rate of depression of any age group but they also have the highest completed suicide rate. It was found that the majority of depressed geriatric patients do not receive adequate therapy for depression, in part because depression is incorrectly viewed as normal in older people. Depression may also present atypically in older patients & the overlap of bereavement & depression may confound an accurate diagnosis.