Thursday, 21 August 2003: 07:00-08:30
Chicago Sheraton Ballrooms (Sheraton Hotel and Towers)

S115 Depression and Pain in the Older Patient: Treating All the Symptoms to Achieve Remission

This symposium will question the Cartesian duality of body and mind, and explore depression as it resides at this interface, drawing on epidemiological, preclinical, and clinical data sources. The common neurobiology of depression and symptoms such as pain will be explored, and the role of serotonin and norepinephrine as key neurochemical mediators in depression and in pain will be examined. Clinical data supporting this hypothesis suggest that the unresolved physical symptoms of depression in older patients may impair their ability to achieve remission. Antidepressant therapies which enhance both serotonin and norepinephrine have the potential to set a new standard by providing higher levels of remission in elderly depressed patients.
Chair:J. Craig Nelson
 S115-001 Depression and Painful Physical Symptoms in the Older Patient: A Comprehensive View
J. Craig Nelson
 S115-002 Achieving Remission in the Depressed Patient: Is Dual Action Better Than Single Action?
Jeffrey E. Kelsey
 S115-003 Pharmacotherapy of Emotional and Painful Physical Symptoms: A Balanced Approach to Achieving Remission
John M. Zajecka

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