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Losing close attachments through death in late life is common and can lead to depression. Previous work has shown the clinical benefits of treating these depressions. This article describes the 2-year course of 53 elderly subjects with bereavement-related depression after responding to various...
The authors compared the CERAD Behavior Rating Scale for Dementia (CBRSD) with the Cohen-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI) for their ability to detect behavioral symptoms in community-dwelling dementia patients with mild-to-moderate global impairment. Both instruments were administered to...
The understanding of adjustment to aging calls for models that illustrate the interaction of psychosocial and health factors. The authors surveyed a group of retired Catholic sisters, examining the contributions of psychosocial f actors and religiousness to life satisfaction, psychological...
The authors describe major depression with delusions occurring for the first time in an elderly man receiving metoclopramide and review the literature concerning metoclopramide and depression.
A group of 23 elderly outpatients with dysthymic disorder participated in a 13-week fluoxetine trial. Twelve re-sponders received open continuation treatment and subsequently discontinued fluoxetine (mean: 32 weeks on medication). During the 24 weeks after discontinuation, 6 of the 12 patients...
Citalopram, in European studies, has shown some early promise for treatment of poststroke depression and behavioral complications of dementia. An open pilot study of citalopram was conducted in 16 patients with dementia and behavioral disturbances. Citalopram was well tolerated by 13 of the...
The authors investigated the syndromal and cognitive profiles of 25 DSM-III-R older schizophrenic inpatients with continuous acute psychotic symptoms and compared them with 20 younger schizophrenic patients by means of a multidimensional assessment battery. Subjects were medically well and...
The authors sought to determine the prognosis of depression in old age by reviewing original literature on this topic from three computer databases. All reports used at least 20 patients over age 60, followed up for at least 1 year, with affective status as outcome, and a quantitative...
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