Weigh Antidepressant Options for Older Patients

Depression in adults over 60 is often underrecognized and undertreated...and may be mislabelled as aging, grief, dementia, etc.

Suggest psychotherapy first if practical for milder depression...and encourage simple steps, such as socialization and exercise.

If an antidepressant is needed, tailor your choice based on comorbidities, side effects, interactions, and the Beers Criteria of high-risk meds in the elderly.

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