Pharmacological treatment of depression in older people

Abstract

In the light of recent National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and Committee for the Safety of Medicines (CSM) guidance we discuss the importance of the diagnosis of depression in old age and review pharmacological interventions. An introductory section is followed by sections on each of the main antidepressant groups. This briefly describes their pharmacology and reviews research done specifically relevant to older people. Finally practical clinical applications are discussed.

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pharmacological treatment; depression; older elderly people

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Curran S. , Byrne A. & Wattis J. (2006) “Pharmacological treatment of depression in older people”, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice. 3(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/mhldrp.2006.3163

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Stephen Curran
Andrew Byrne

John Wattis

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