TITLE

Maintenance treatment with paroxetine, but not psychotherapy, prevented recurrent major depression in older persons

PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2006, Vol. 145 Issue 1, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a study which determines the maintenance treatment of major depression in old age. The study findings suggest that in older patients with major depression who responded to treatment, long-term maintenance treatment with paroxetine prevented recurrence of depression. In the study, researchers find that monthly psychotherapy did not prevent recurrent depression or increase the efficiency of paroxetine treatment. Major depression recurrence rates were lower in the two paroxetine groups than in the two placebo groups.
ACCESSION #
21692884

 

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