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Bland P. Depression is more difficult to recognise in older patients. Practitioner 2012; 256 (1751): 7-14

Depression is more difficult to recognise in older patients

22 May 2012Registered users

A meta-analysis of studies comparing the symptom profiles of younger and older patients with major depression has found that older people are more likely to present with agitation, somatic symptoms and hypochondriasis, whereas younger people are more likely to present with guilt and loss of libido.

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