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Doctors overprescribing anti-depressants for elderly patients

Published: Jan. 24, 2019 at 2:12 PM EST
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New research from the Mayo Clinic suggests doctors may be overprescribing anti-depressants for elderly patients.

The study looked at older adults living in Minnesota.

It showed that about 25-percent were taking more anti-depressants than they probably needed.

This was most likely to happen among people in living nursing homes and those with more health problems.