Depression Treatment Helps Seniors Same as Younger Patients

A new Cedars-Sinai study reveals that older adults being treated for depression experience comparable improvements in quality of life and functioning as do younger adults treated for the same condition. In the study, published in the September issue of The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Cedars-Sinai investigators analyzed data from 2,280 patients involved in the National Institute of Mental Health’s largest depression study, called Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression, or STAR*D. “In many health conditions, younger patients experience better recovery than elderly patients. This study shows that patients with major depressive disorder can experience improvement i [...]

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9/22/17 11:08 AM

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