What Characterizes Late-Life Depression?

Zahinoor Ismail, Corinne Fischer, W. Vaughn McCall

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This article analyzes late-life depression, looking carefully at what defines a person as elderly, the incidence of late-life depression, complications and differences in symptoms between young and old patients with depression, subsyndromal depression, bipolar depression in the elderly, the relationship between grief and depression, along with sleep disturbances and suicidal ideation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)483-496
Number of pages14
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013


  • Bipolar
  • Complications in depression
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Late-life depression
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Suicide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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