Geriatric depression

Med Clin North Am. 1988 Jul;72(4):847-66. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(16)30748-9.


Depression in later life can present unique clinical and therapeutic challenges. Phenomenology is often atypical and the concurrence of physical illness can confound both diagnosis and treatment. A review of current knowledge about epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, and therapeutic issues is presented.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic / adverse effects
  • Depressive Disorder* / diagnosis
  • Depressive Disorder* / etiology
  • Depressive Disorder* / therapy
  • Dexamethasone
  • Humans
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors / adverse effects


  • Antidepressive Agents, Tricyclic
  • Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors
  • Dexamethasone