NP&PP department, Older adults, Review, SSRI

The effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors on memory functioning in older adults: A systematic literature review

SSRIs are still widely prescribed to treat various psychiatric indications even in older adults. The side effects of SSRIs have been characterized in younger adults, but this is not the case for older adults. One concern is that SSRI treatment may contribute to a deterioration of cognitive performance in this older patient population. This systematic review shows that SSRI treatment in older adults does not impair cognitive functions.

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