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Antidepressants Overprescribed for Older Adults With MDD


Background: The use of antidepressant medications to treat depression in older adults has continued to increase, especially in the outpatient clinic setting. Recent analysis of national surveys suggests an increase in use of antidepressants without a diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD) or significant depressive symptoms. A conservative interpretation of different studies suggest that at least 25% of individuals prescribed antidepressants do not have clinically significant more...
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