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Date

2017

Abstract

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.

Clinical Site

Berlin Family Practice

Keywords

recognizing depression, elderly, vermont

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Medical Education | Primary Care