Antidepressants may benefit seniors with long-term depression

04/23/2013 | Family Practice News

An analysis of data from seven studies found that antidepressants were highly effective in seniors suffering from long-term depression that is at least moderately severe. "Among patients with a long duration of depression, patients with severity of at least moderate intensity -- a Hamilton score of 21 or greater -- showed the greatest drug effects," a researcher said. The study was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

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