Comorbid medical conditions are the norm in older patients with depression. There appear to be complex bidirectional consequences of depression and comorbid vascular conditions on the pathogenesis, severity, and prognosis of both depression and the comorbidity. Comorbidities complicate the management of depression and vice versa. The relationship between depression and cardiovascular abnormalities, stroke, diabetes, and dementias in terms of prevalence, impact on prognosis, and effects on management strategies is discussed in the later section on management of depression in patients with comorbid illnesses.
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