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Presentations of Brodaty for Masked Depression in the Elderly

Purpose:

To evaluate an elderly patient for findings that could indicated masked depression as reported by Brodaty.

Specialty:

Psychiatry

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

F32

Description:

Brodaty listed a number of atypical presentations for depression in the elderly. A patient with one of these presentations should be screened for depression, which may be mixed with other conditions. The author is from the University of New South Wales in Australia.

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