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Clinical features 

Clinical features
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Clinical features
Author(s):

Robert C. Baldwin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199671632.003.0003
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date: 15 October 2019

Two main differences in the presentation of late-life depression are that a complaint of depression may be minimised and somatic concern (hypochondriasis) is present

Apathy and depression differ and the former is often associated with executive cognitive problems and vascular brain disease

Cognitive impairment is common in late-life depression and is often irreversible

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