Lithium in the prophylaxis of depressive illness in late life
Depression is one of the most common symptoms presented by the elderly (Kantor and Glassman, 1980). Depressive illness is a recurrent condition in 60% of cases and usually presents for the first time in the 40s. Depression in the older age group consists of patients whose illness arose earlier in life and persists until the older ages, and patients in whom depression presents for the first time in late life after 70.
KeywordsAffective Disorder Late Life Unipolar Depression Depressive Illness Prophylactic Effect
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