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This database contains 4 studies, archived under the term: "antidepressants"

Cognitive outcomes after sertaline treatment in patients with depression of Alzheimer disease

Objectives: Although many depressed patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) are treated with antidepressants, the effect of such treatment on cognitive performance in these patients is not known. The authors report cognitive outcomes in patients with depression of AD (dAD) after a 24-week trial of sertraline or placebo.; Design: Placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind trial.; Setting: Outpatient memory […]

Study of the use of antidepressants for depression in dementia: the HTA-SADD trial–a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of sertraline and mirtazapine

Objective: Depression is common in dementia, causing considerable distress and other negative impacts. Treating it is a clinical priority, but the evidence base is sparse and equivocal. This trial aimed to determine clinical effectiveness of sertraline and mirtazapine in reducing depression 13 weeks post randomisation compared with placebo.; Design: Multicentre, parallel-group, double-blind placebo-controlled randomised controlled […]

Psychotropic medication use and cognition in institutionalized older adults with mild to moderate dementia

Background: Most studies examining psychotropic medication use on cognition in older persons with dementia include measures of global cognitive function. The present study examined the relationship between different types of psychotropic medication and specific cognitive functions in older people with dementia.; Methods: Two hundred and six institutionalized older adults with dementia (180 women, mean age […]

Sertraline or mirtazapine for depression in dementia (HTA-SADD): a randomised, multicentre, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Background: Depression is common in dementia but the evidence base for appropriate drug treatment is sparse and equivocal. We aimed to assess efficacy and safety of two of the most commonly prescribed drugs, sertraline and mirtazapine, compared with placebo.; Methods: We undertook the parallel-group, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Health Technology Assessment Study of the Use of Antidepressants […]

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