Late Life Depression & Suicide Potential: a Physician’s Guide to Identification and Treatment
Ham R J~~Meyers B S
This pamphlet provides information on the identification of depression in the elderly, including epidemiology, symptoms of major depression, & how depression differs in the older patient. Different treatments are discussed, including psychotherapy, antidepressants & electroconvulsive treatment. Questions to ask oneself when diagnosing suicide potential in the elderly are listed, & treatment for suicidal ideation is suggested.