Antidepressants

Fraudsters admit they bought nursing home drugs as part of $60 million scheme, feds announce

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A husband and wife have pleaded guilty to masterminding a sprawling drug diversion scheme that involved reselling nursing home medications, according to federal and state authorities.

Depressed, lonely seniors are more likely to get C. diff, researchers find

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People who are depressed or lonely are at increased risk of Clostridium difficile infection, according to recently published research.

Donut hole dangers

Donut hole dangers

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It's well established that nursing home residents frequently struggle with conditions such as heart failure and depression. It's also true that critics of nursing home care are quick to blame these conditions on substandard care

Treatment for post-stroke depression is lacking, study finds

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Providers who treat stroke sufferers need to do a better job of screening them for depression, a new study suggests.

Nursing home residents with dementia at greater risk for falls with some antidepressants, study reveals

Depressed nursing home residents with dementia are three times more likely to have serious falls if they take certain medications, a new study reveals.

Seniors may drop antidepressants because of side effects from other drugs, study finds

Many American seniors begin taking antidepressants while on medications with contraindications, according to a new study. Because of side effects, many then stop taking the antidepressants.