Treatment of Depression in Patients with Dementia

October 2011
Clinical Trials Administrator;Oct2011, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p19
The article reports on a study for treatment of depression in patients with dementia, where they were given anti-depressants, sertraline and mirtazapine, and the results identified through Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia (CSDD), revealed more side effects and no improvement.


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