Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, April 25th, 2004
Clinically significant depression affects 15-20% of elderly individuals in the United States. Older adults with social isolation, multiple illnesses, and physical impairment are more likely to be depressed but may be less able to seek appropriate care for depression compared to older adults without these characteristics.
Paul Ciechanowski, MD, MPH, of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, and colleagues conducted a randomized...
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