TITLE

Citalopram did not differ from placebo for treatment of depression in patients ≥ 75 years of age

PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2005, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents information related to the treatment for depression in patients. Antidepressant pharmacotherapy in the treatment of depression in the very old. 178 patients who were 75 years of age and who had unipolar depression (single, recurrent, or nonpsychotic) based on DSM-IV criteria, with the current episode lasting 4 weeks and had scores of 20 on the 24-item Hamilton Depression Scale (HDS) and were not living in residential settings were studied. After a 1-week placebo run-in period, patients were allocated to citalopram or placebo. Patients who received citalopram did not differ from those who received placebo for change in HDS scores.
ACCESSION #
17116552

 

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