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Pharmacological treatment of depression in older people

Curran, Stephen, Byrne, Andrew and Wattis, John (2006) Pharmacological treatment of depression in older people. Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 3 (1). pp. 63-85. ISSN 1743-6885

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In the light of recent National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and Committee for the Safety of Medicines (CSM) guidance we discuss the importance of the diagnosis of depression in old age and review pharmacological interventions. An introductory section is followed by sections on each of the main antidepressant groups. This briefly describes their pharmacology and reviews research done specifically relevant to older people. Finally practical clinical applications are discussed.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: pharmacological treatment; depression; older elderly people
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Ageing and Mental Health Research Group
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