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Diagnosing, Screening, and Monitoring Depression in the Elderly: A Review of Guidelines

Published on: September 8, 2015
Project Number: RC0691-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Drug
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated diagnosing, screening, and monitoring depression in the elderly?

Key Message

GDS or other screening instruments can be used among elderly patients. Guidelines regarding monitoring treatment response in elderly patients were not identified.

Tags

aging, antidepressive agents, depression, diagnosis, mental health, trazodone, dépression, Assessment, Depressed, Senior, Seniors