Escitalopram in the treatment of depressed elderly patients.

@article{Kasper2005EscitalopramIT,
  title={Escitalopram in the treatment of depressed elderly patients.},
  author={Siegfried Kasper and H B R M de Swart and Henning Friis Andersen},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={884-91}
}
OBJECTIVE Management of depression in elderly patients presents a significant medical challenge, and there is a need for further clinical trials. The authors examined the efficacy and tolerability of escitalopram and fluoxetine versus placebo in the treatment of elderly patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS This was an 8-week, randomized, double-blind comparison of the efficacy and tolerability of escitalopram (10 mg/day) and fluoxetine (20 mg/day), to placebo in elderly… CONTINUE READING
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