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Collaborative care with behavioural activation cuts depressive symptoms in older people, study finds

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j914 (Published 23 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j914
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Collaborative care allowing older people with subclinical depression access to behavioural activation reduced depressive symptoms more than standard care in a randomised trial in UK general practice.1

Depression is common in older people, as figures show that it may affect one in seven people over 65. But limited evidence exists on effective treatment strategies in older people with mild depressive disorders …

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