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Decision Aid Summary

Title Depression in Older Adults: Choosing an Option to Improve Mood.
Audience Clinicians presenting information about selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) for adults diagnosed with moderate to severe unipolar depression.
Options included Taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)
Citalopram [Celexa®], Escitalopram [Cipralex®], Fluoxetine [Prozac®],
Fluvoxamine [Luvox®], Paroxetine [Paxil®], Sertraline [Zoloft®].
Not taking SSRIs.
Year of last update or review 2013
Format Web, paper, PDF
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Anik Giguère
Where was it developed? www.decisionbox.ulaval.ca
Université Laval
Health condition Depression
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
7 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2019-06-26.