Episode 410: The depressing evidence for antidepressants in the elderly

In episode 410, Mike, James, and Adrienne discuss the evidence around antidepressants in the elderly. We find 40% to 80% of elderly patients will recover with antidepressants, but a number of studies show no difference from placebo response rates. In addition, approximately 20% will stop due to adverse effects. 

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The depressing evidence for antidepressants in the elderly