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At the beginning of this book the author tells us that when Buddha was a youth and first ventured out from his beautiful palace he encountered a very decrepit old man. Astonished by the sight, the Buddha said, "It is the world's pity, that weak and ignorant beings, drunk with the vanity of youth, do not behold old age. Let us hurry back to the palace. What is the use of pleasures in the life, since I myself am the future dwelling-place of old age?" As with the young Buddha, our response to the ailing, depressed aged is likely to
Depression in Late Life.. Ann Intern Med. ;96:548. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-4-548_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(4):548.
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