Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: Dr Kroenke1
highlighted the problem of depression in older men. I have 2 additional suggestions
for treatment. First, part of depression in the retired population stems from
the common feeling of uselessness to society. I suggest that this patient
get involved in a constructive activity such as playing in a community orchestra
or working as a crossing guard or teacher's aide. Second, I would also give
a monthly vitamin B12 injection.
Ishida Y. Depression in an Elderly Man. JAMA. 2002;287(24):3210-3211. doi:10.1001/jama.287.24.3206