Key Points

Eight to twenty percent of community dwelling older adults experience depression.  Older adults often present depression atypically with reports of numerous somatic complaints including pain.  There are several reliable and validated tools which can assist in the diagnosis of depression in older adults.  Learn more about the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of this condition.

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Depression in the Elderly Handout

Depression in the Older Adult Powerpoint

Mental Health in Aging Powerpoint