What is it about?

Antidepressants are the most commonly and widely used medication for its effectiveness in the treatment of anxiety and depression. A few epidemiological studies have documented that antidepressant is associated with an increased risk of dementia so far. Here, our aim is to assess the association between antidepressant use and risk of dementia in elderly patients.

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Why is it important?

to carefully prescribe antidepressants, especially in elder patients. Additionally, treatment should be stopped if any symptoms related to dementia are to be noticed.

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This page is a summary of: Increased Risk of Dementia in Patients with Antidepressants: A Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies, Behavioural Neurology, July 2018, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, DOI: 10.1155/2018/5315098.
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