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Antidepressant therapies in the elderly
Author(s)Diana L Payne
Journal titleClinical Gerontologist, vol 7, no 2, Winter 1987
Pagespp 31-41
KeywordsDepression ; Therapy ; United States of America.
AnnotationThe pharmacological therapies for the management of depression are discussed for the purpose of educating gerontology professionals on the properties of the use of these therapies in the elderly population. It is asserted that the information provided can be of assistance in the recognition of potentially dangerous situations which may result from antidepressant use. The antidepressant therapies discussed are tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, lithium, second generation antidepressants, and psychostimulants. The explanations are supported and exemplified by clinical trials. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-930429052
ClassmarkENR: LO: 7T

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