Partial response as a predictor of outcome in geriatric depression.

  title={Partial response as a predictor of outcome in geriatric depression.},
  author={David C. Steffens and Douglas R. McQuoid and K. Ranga R. Krishnan},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  volume={11 3},
OBJECTIVE Although geriatric depression generally responds to treatment, patients are often left with residual symptoms after acute treatment. Data are lacking on the eventual outcomes of individuals who are partial responders or poor responders to initial treatment. METHODS The authors examined 200 patients initially treated with a treatment-based guideline approach that allowed for physician choice. RESULTS After 3 months, 34.0% of patients were remitted, 37.5% had achieved a partial… CONTINUE READING