What is late-life depression (LLD)?

Late-life depression is defined as an episode of depression occurring at age 65 or later. The risk of depression is lower in older adults than in younger, but when depression affects the elderly it can be more difficult to treat. 

Late-life depression affects 2-5 % of older adults. Around 12-30 % of older adults experience some depressive symptoms.

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What is treatment-resistant depression?

Treatment-resistant depression occurs when a patient has undergone one or several evidence-based treatments for depression (such as taking antidepressant medication) without result. You