How is severe depression addressed in the management of vascular dementia?

Updated: Mar 26, 2018
  • Author: Kannayiram Alagiakrishnan, MD, MBBS, MPH, MHA; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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If depressed patients do not respond to medical management or if the depression is severe (ie, with life-threatening behavior such as suicide attempts), electroconvulsive therapy is indicated and patients should be hospitalized.


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