Diagnosis, Treatment Of Depression Am...

Diagnosis, Treatment Of Depression Among Elderly Depend On Racial, Cultural Factors

There are 6 comments on the MediLexicon story from Jan 2, 2012, titled Diagnosis, Treatment Of Depression Among Elderly Depend On Racial, Cultural Factors. In it, MediLexicon reports that:

Despite improvements to diagnostic tools and therapies in the two last decades, significant disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of depression remain, according to Rutgers research published online by the American Journal of Public Health .

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#1 Jan 3, 2012
Franklin Nisbett

Chicago, IL

#3 Jan 13, 2012
Health experts say that depression cases cannot be put in one general mold. Treatment is ideally customized according to the patient's profile. Current diagnostic procedures may not provide a comprehensive picture of a patient's medical, personal and psychological profile to enable doctors to prescribe the best treatment, treatment options have increased over the years.
Antidepressants are among the most prescribed medicines today as they are generally the first line of treatment for depression. However, these drugs have manifested side effects not previously known, and some of which are classified as severe or potentially lethal. Paxil, for instance, are associated with congenital defects of babies born to women who took the drug during the first trimester of their pregnancy. There are more adverse effects of antidepressants that have surfaced over the years.
Genevieve Desai

Clarks Summit, PA

#4 Feb 23, 2012
There are indeed some factors that could affect the diagnosis of depression. This study has opened the problem with not giving adequate care to all. There are also some common medications used for depression and Zoloft is one of them. Know more about the effects of Zoloft at http://www.zoloftsertralinebirthdefects.com/z... .
#5 Sep 24, 2013
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Aiken, SC

#6 Sep 27, 2013
I hate being old and I will die soon by choice when I feel like it. no one can stop me


#8 Jan 30, 2014
I've been on Effexor from http://goo.gl/LXY9gr only one week but am cautiously very optimistic. Prior to this I was on citalopram but still feeling very low and sleeping poorly, feeling like I needed to be in bed 12-16 hours a day. Now I am waking naturally after only 8 hours sleep and finding it much easier to concentrate at work. I can hardly believe it is working so quickly but I feel so much better. I've had no side effects.

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