Treatment of late-life depression alleviates caregiver burden.

  title={Treatment of late-life depression alleviates caregiver burden.},
  author={Lynn M Martire and Richard Schulz and Charles F. Reynolds and Jordan Friedman Karp and Ariel G. Gildengers and Ellen M. Whyte},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={58 1},
OBJECTIVES To describe the burden experienced by family caregivers of older adults with depression and to examine the positive effects on caregivers of treating late-life depression. DESIGN Two-phase treatment study for major depressive disorder (MDD) that included 6 weeks of open treatment with antidepressant medication for all older patients followed by 16 weeks of randomized treatment for patients who were partial responders, comparing a combination of medication and interpersonal… CONTINUE READING


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