The authors of this systematic review attempted to assess the efficacy of antidepressants and psychological therapies in preventing the relapse and recurrence of depression in older people. No clear conclusions were drawn and no firm treatment recommendations could be decided.
Wilkinson, P. Izmeth, Z. (2012). Continuation and maintenance treatments for depression in older people. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Online), November 14th 2012, Issue 11, No. CD006727. (Click here to view the PubMed abstract).
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013].