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Depression

Emily Chai, Diane Meier, Jane Morris and Suzanne Goldhirsch

in Geriatric Palliative Care

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2014 | ISBN: 9780195389319
Published online November 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780199390762 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195389319.003.0064
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Chapter 64 covers depression, including a case study, definition, prevalence, consequences of untreated depression, risk factors, including suicide, diagnosis, treatment options, management of depression as a chronic disease, when to refer to psychiatry, when to consider hospitalization, palliative care comanagement, and take-home points.

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Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Geriatric Medicine

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