Year: 1993 Source: Washington, DC: American Association of Retired Persons, 1993. 4p. SIEC No: 19981080

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.