Should We Add Stimulants to SSRIs to Treat Geriatric Depression?
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 13, Number 9, September 2015
Geriatric depression often presents with apathy, low energy and motivation, and cognitive decline, so theoretically stimulants are a natural choice. Past studies of combining stimulants with antidepressants have been mainly small open trials, with mostly positive results. But we haven’t seen the kind of rigorous double-blind methodology we’d like. A new study fills that gap.