Complementary use of tai chi chih augments escitalopram treatment of geriatric depression: a randomized controlled trial.
|Title||Complementary use of tai chi chih augments escitalopram treatment of geriatric depression: a randomized controlled trial.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Lavretsky, H, Alstein LL, Olmstead RE, Ercoli LM, Riparetti-Brown M, Cyr NS, Irwin MR|
|Journal||The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry|
|Date Published||2011 Oct|
|Keywords||Aged, Anxiety, C-Reactive Protein, Citalopram, cognition, Combined Modality Therapy, Depressive Disorder, Major, Female, Health Education, Humans, Male, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Quality of Life, Resilience, Psychological, Severity of Illness Index, Tai Ji|
Nearly two-thirds of elderly patients treated for depression fail to achieve symptomatic remission and functional recovery with first-line pharmacotherapy. In this study, we ask whether a mind-body exercise, Tai Chi Chih (TCC), added to escitalopram will augment the treatment of geriatric depression designed to achieve symptomatic remission and improvements in health functioning and cognitive performance.
|Alternate Journal||Am J Geriatr Psychiatry|