Use of serotonergic drugs for treating depression in older patients.


The selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) offer a relatively new alternative to traditional tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) in the treatment of depression in older adults. The two drug classes are equally effective, but SSRIs tend to cause fewer sedating, anticholinergic, or hypotensive effects and are unlikely to affect cardiac conduction. SSRIs… (More)


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