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

Rochon, Paula; Lee, Philip E.
May 2005
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2005, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p79
Academic Journal
This article presents information related to the treatment for depression in patients. Although depression in older adults is often managed with drug therapy, much of the evidence of the benefit of these therapies has been obtained from studies of younger patients. Citalopram prevented recurrent depression in older adults and a systematic review of 30 randomized controlled trials concluded that citalopram was effective for treatment of depression in elderly patients and those with comorbid conditions.


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