Fluoxetine compared with amitriptyline in elderly depression: a controlled clinical trial.

@article{Altamura1989FluoxetineCW,
  title={Fluoxetine compared with amitriptyline in elderly depression: a controlled clinical trial.},
  author={Alfredo Carlo Altamura and F De Novellis and G Guercetti and Giordano Invernizzi and Mauro Percudani and Stuart A. Montgomery},
  journal={International journal of clinical pharmacology research},
  year={1989},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={391-6}
}
Twenty-eight elderly inpatients suffering from major depressive episodes (diagnosed according to DSM III) received randomly, on a double-blind basis, amitriptyline (75 mg/die) or fluoxetine (20 mg/die) for five weeks. There were four drop-outs in the amitriptyline group and two drop-outs in the fluoxetine group. Both groups showed a significant amelioration… CONTINUE READING