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Late-Life Depression: More Than a Mood Disorder 

05-06-2014

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is the most prevalent mental health condition and late-life depression is associated with significant morbidity and mortality and a tendency towards chronicity.(1) Depression in a geriatric population presents a unique set of challenges to the treating clinician. MDD adversely affects the brain and can be manifested as disturbed cognitive function, disrupted sleep, appetite disturbance, and behavioral abnormalities in addition to the alteration of mood.(2)

This enduring replay of the symposium recorded at the 2014 AAGP Annual Meeting integrates patient vignettes to demonstrate the unique challenges and nuances that may complicate the diagnosis and treatment of late-life depression. The voice of the patient will offer an impactful, clinical perspective to the educational activity.

Provided by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., U.S. Region and Lundbeck.

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