How should rating scales for depression be interpreted in elderly persons?

Updated: Mar 28, 2019
  • Author: Jerry L Halverson, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Given that the commonly atypical presentation of depression in the elderly population can challenge even the most experienced clinician, rating scales in the elderly should be used and interpreted only in the context of a more thorough examination for depression.


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