Depressed mood most of the day, nearly every day, and/or loss of interest/pleasure in life for at least 2 weeks
Other common symptoms include the following:
Feeling hopeless, helpless, ...
F32.9 Major depressive disorder, single episode, unspecified
F03 Unspecified dementia
F43.21 Adjustment disorder with depressed mood
F34.1 Dysthymic disorder
Z60.0 Problems of adjustment to lif...
Depression is not a normal part of aging.
Depression in the elderly may be difficult to diagnose precisely due to medical and cognitive comorbidities.
Depression may present primarily wi...
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Antidepressant drugs and the biochemical life cycles of norepinephrine and serotonin. MAO inhibitors, tricyclics, and SSRIs are used as antidepressants. MAO inhibitors enhance the actions of NE and 5-HT by preventing their enzymatic destruction. Tricyclics enhance NE and 5-HT action by blocking uptake. SSRIs act the same way but are selective for serotonin.
Antidepressant drugs and the biochemical life cycles of norepinephrine and serotonin. MAO inhibitors, tricyclics, and SSRIs are used as ant...