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Management of depression in later life

  • Robert Baldwin and Rebecca Wild

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Both antidepressants and psychological treatments are effective in the management of late-life depression. Nevertheless, there remains a considerable challenge to improve the prognosis for depression in older people. Endlessly increasing the range of antidepressants does not seem to be the answer, so attention is turning to new combinations of treatments and new ways of delivering care and improving treatment uptake. Collaboration between specialist and primary care, case management and multifaceted interventions are currently the most exciting prospects. There is good evidence for the role of both medication and psychological treatment in keeping the patient well after recovery.

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  • Robert Baldwin and Rebecca Wild

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