Comparing antidepressant treatment patterns in older and younger adults: a claims database analysis.

@article{Sanglier2011ComparingAT,
  title={Comparing antidepressant treatment patterns in older and younger adults: a claims database analysis.},
  author={Thibaut Sanglier and Delphine Saragoussi and Dominique Milea and Jean-Paul Auray and Robert J. Valuck and Marie Tournier},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={59 7},
  pages={1197-205}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare depressed older (≥65) and younger (25-64) adults with regard to antidepressant treatment patterns and to assess factors associated with 180-day nonpersistence. DESIGN Retrospective matched cohort study. SETTING U.S. managed care population. PARTICIPANTS Older and matched younger adults diagnosed with depression and treated with antidepressants. MEASUREMENTS Sociodemographic characteristics, comorbidities, polypharmacy, and characteristics of antidepressant… CONTINUE READING

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