Older patients’ aversion to antidepressants

@article{Givens2006OlderPA,
  title={Older patients’ aversion to antidepressants},
  author={Lane L. Givens and Catherine J. Datto and Katy Ruckdeschel and Kathryn Knott and Cynthia D. Zubritsky and David Oslin and Soumya Nyshadham and Poornima Vanguri and Frances K Barg},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={21},
  pages={146-151}
}
BACKGROUND: Depression is common among older patients yet is often inadequately treated. Patient beliefs about antidepressants are known to affect treatment initiation and adherence, but are often not expressed in clinical settings.OBJECTIVE: To explore attitudes toward antidepressants in a sample of depressed, community-dwelling elders who were offered treatment.DESIGN. Cross-sectional, qualitative study utilizing semi-structured interviews.PARTICIPANTS: Primary care patients age 60 years and… CONTINUE READING

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