Who Diagnoses Depression In Seniors?

Question: Who diagnoses depression in seniors?

Answer: Most older adults with depression are diagnosed by their primary care physicians. And that's because they present with physical symptoms like fatigue and pain -- vague physical complaints that mimic depression that drives them to their primary care doctor seeking relief.

They tend not to identify their physical complaints as mental, and to do not seek the care of psychiatrists.

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