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Number of depressed over-65s unchanged but antidepressant use soars

The proportion of people aged over 65 on antidepressants has more than doubled in two decades — according to new research led by the University of East Anglia. Despite a rise in antidepressant use, there was little change in the number of older people diagnosed with depression. The findings are based on the Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies, conducted at two time points — between 1991 and 1993, and between 2008 and 2011.

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