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Older men and depression

Professors John Wattis and Stephen Curran discuss how depression presents in older men. 

Depression in older men has a number of striking differences from depression in older women. Its presentation and symptoms can be different, more often resulting in death by suicide, indicating a gender-specific management. Though no less common in community populations, it appears to be more prevalent in selected areas. Professors John Wattis and Stephen Curran review the evidence and the effects management. Key points:  Depression is less commonly diagnosed in old men than old women. It is more common in particular subpopulations and in some of these it may be more common in men than women. The presentation of depression


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