Clinical depression is a common disorder in later life associated with myriad adverse outcomes. Although antidepressant medications are a first-line treatment for reducing symptoms, achieving remission, and mitigating the impact of the illness, there is controversy about their effectiveness. Two randomized controlled trials of a depression care management intervention that included standardized antidepressant administration to older adults in rural and urban Chinese primary care patients with depression yielded different results. Their comparison reinforces the potential benefits of antidepressant medication for late-life depression and underscores the importance of adherence to treatment effectiveness.
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The UR CTSI Seminar Series will continue via livestream only for the rest of the semester.
The UR CTSI Seminar Series theme this semester is dissemination and implementation. Join us on the fourth Tuesday of every month at noon via livestream.
Tuesday, March 24 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm