Recognizing depression in elderly patients can be challenging. Lack of awareness of mental health issues amongst elderly patients, ideas that depression is a normal part of aging, and confusing symptoms of depression as symptoms of other conditions are just a few of the challenges. Providing patient information about the signs and symptoms of depression in older patients may help encourage patient to talk to their doctors about depression.
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Sakradse, Maia, "Recognizing Depression in Elderly Patients" (2017). Family Medicine Clerkship Student Projects. 316.