University of Arizona College of Medicine
Depression in Older Adults - Pharmacotherapy is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.
- State the class of drugs considered first choice for pharmacotherapy of depression in older adults
- List classes of antidepressants that should generally be avoided in older adults
- Explain the approach to drug therapy of depression if there is no response to a first‐line drug
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