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Study of dementia medication

15th September 2006

The National Institute for Health Research’s Health Technology Assessment Programme will fund a study into the effectiveness of antidepressant medication in the treatment of depression in people with dementia.

The study that will look at clinical and cost effectiveness of antidepressant drugs in this group. The research will take place over the next three years and is scheduled to be published in 2009. It involves a randomised controlled trial involving more than 500 patients who will receive either sertraline, mirtazipine or a placebo.

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