Key points in managing late-life anxiety  : Clinical Psychiatry News

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ORLANDO – Do SSRIs actually work for late-life generalized anxiety disorder?
“I think the answer is, ‘Yes, a little.’ The benefits are limited in the randomized controlled trials and in my own clinical experience. Many people will get some benefit, but fairly few will get such a substantial benefit that that’s all they need. Maybe on the order of 40% at most,” Dr. Eric J. Lenze said at the annual meeting of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.
He should know. He was the principal investigator in two of the three randomized, placebo-controlled trials that have…

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