Author Affiliation: Dr Kroenke is Professor of Medicine, Senior Scientist, and Director of Fellowship Training, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine and Regenstrief Institute for Health Care, Indianapolis, Ind.
DR BURNS: Mr S is a 75-year-old man who has
had depressive symptoms for the past few years. He is married with 3 adult
children and several grandchildren. He has managed Medicare insurance.
Mr S has no prior history of depression. He first began having difficulties
with depression about 2½ years ago following coronary artery bypass
graft surgery, followed by an ablation procedure for persistent atrial fibrillation.
Initially, the procedure was successful, but his rhythm later reverted to
atrial fibrillation. His past medical history is otherwise noteworthy for
hypertension, hyperlipidemia, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and seizure disorder
(he had his last seizure in his 30s).
Kroenke K. A 75-Year-Old Man With Depression. JAMA. 2002;287(12):1568-1576. doi:10.1001/jama.287.12.1568