Health: BCBS Seeks Innovative Programs To Treat Senior Depression

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 8:22 pm
2006: Volume 30, Number 28
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Seniors age 65 and older comprise 13 percent of the U.S. population, yet accounted for 18 percent of all suicides in 2000.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is looking for new ways to treat depression among the elderly, youths, and new mothers.

"Depression is often referred to as America`s silent epidemic," notes Beth Goldman, M.D., medical consultant for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and an adjunct clinical assistant professor at t[..]