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Geriatric Psychiatry

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Geriatric Psychiatry

Post  drmahir70 on Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:24 pm

Geriatric Psychiatry
1. Which of the following is true about depression in the elderly?
A. Depressed mood is essential for the diagnosis.
B. Depression may present with a physical symptom.
C. The condition is usually reactive to social circumstances.
D. The condition requires only readjustment of social circumstances.
E. Depression is rarely comorbid with physical illness
2.Which of the following is true about depression in the elderly?
A. Elderly persons may deny their symptoms.
B. The elderly find it easier to express feelings than the young.
C. Suicidal plans are rare.
D. Anxiety features are common.
E. Wishing to die always indicates depression.
3.Which of the following is true regarding geriatric depression?
A. Minor depression rarely progresses to major depression.
B. It always requires antidepressants.
C. It should not be treated until DSM-IV criteria are met.
D. It may worsen physical illness.
E. It is frequently over treated.


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