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Depressions in later life: heterogeneity and co-morbidities 

Depressions in later life: heterogeneity and co-morbidities
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Depressions in later life: heterogeneity and co-morbidities
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David Anderson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199689644.003.0009
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date: 23 October 2019

Key points

Depression in older people is among the most disabling of conditions.

Depression is the most common and treatable mental disorder in later life.

Depression in older people is undertreated in absolute terms and compared to younger adults.

Depression is a heterogeneous disorder: objectively defining sub-types will be essential to developing more specific treatments.

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