Treatment of late-life depression complicated by alcohol dependence.

  title={Treatment of late-life depression complicated by alcohol dependence.},
  author={David W. Oslin},
  journal={The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry},
  volume={13 6},
  • David W. Oslin
  • Published 2005 in
    The American journal of geriatric psychiatry…
OBJECTIVES Among elderly patients, mental and physical illness are often present along with alcohol dependence. The interaction between alcohol use and concurrent physical or mental disabilities is complex and complicates treatment planning. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of naltrexone combined with sertraline for the treatment of older adults with major depression and alcohol dependence. METHODS The sample was 74 subjects, age 55 and older, who met criteria for a depressive… CONTINUE READING