Background: Depressive disorders are becoming common nowadays. The present study was conducted to assess the cases of depression in different age groups. Materials & Methods: This study was conducted on 120 patients of age ranged 20-60 years of age. They were divided into 3 groups depending upon age. Group I patients age ranged 20-40 years, group II 40-60 years and group III were 60-80 years. Each group comprised of 40 each. In each group, number and type of drugs used for antidepressant treatment were recorded. Results: 45% of patients in group I, 50% in group II and 40% in group III was of 1 drug only. 10% in group I, 20% in group II and 30% in group III was on 2 drugs. 5% in group I, 10% in group II and 20% in group III was on 3 drugs. 40% in group I, 20% in group II and 10% in group III patients were not on any drugs. The difference was non significant (P<0.05).Conclusion: Older usually take more than 1 or 2 medication at same time. Young patients and old patients were more on SSRI as compared to other drugs.
Key words: Depression, Older, Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
Received: 17 June, 2019 Revised: 18 July 2019 Accepted: 24 July 2019
Corresponding Author: Vandana Patel, Assistant Professor, Humanity Department, Dr Shakunta Rehabilitation University Lucknow, U.P., India
This article may be cited as: Verma S, Patel V. Depression in different age groups: A clinical study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(9):73-76.