A systematic review of treatments for refractory depression in older people.

@article{Cooper2011ASR,
  title={A systematic review of treatments for refractory depression in older people.},
  author={Claudia Cooper and Cornelius L. E. Katona and Kostas Lyketsos and Dan German Blazer and Henry Brodaty and Peter Rabins and Carlos Augusto de Mendonça Lima and Gill Livingston},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={168 7},
  pages={681-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors systematically reviewed the management of treatment-refractory depression in older people (defined as age 55 or older). METHOD The authors conducted an electronic database search and reviewed the 14 articles that fit predetermined criteria. Refractory depression was defined as failure to respond to at least one course of treatment for depression during the current illness episode. The authors rated the validity of studies using a standard checklist and calculated the… CONTINUE READING