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Volume 7, suplement 1

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Depressions in somatic diseases of the elderly

TADEUSZ PARNOWSKI1
1. II Kliniki Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, suplement 1 (6), 25-33
Keywords: depression, somatic diseases, treatment

Abstract

Causes of difficulty in recognizing depression and differentiating between depressive syndromes and the most common somatic diseases of the old age are discussed. It should be noted that treatment applied in somatic diseases may also cause or aggravate depressive symptoms. Thus, importance of knowledge of interactions between antidepressants and drugs used in internal medicine is highlighted.

Address for correspondence:
Dr Tadeusz Parnowski,
II Klinika Psychiatryczna IPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9, 02-957 Warszawa