The Late-Life Depression Research Center 

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Co-prescribed Benzodiazepines in Older Adults Receiving Antidepressants for Anxiety and Depressive Disorders: Association with Treatment Outcomes

THE PROBLEM:  Prescription of benzodiazepines increases with age, and adults 60 and older are the age group most likely to be prescribed benzodiazepines. While benzodiazepines can be useful in carefully[…]

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The Effects of COVID-19 on Depressed Older Adults: Article Published in American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Led by Megan Hamm, Ph.D., the OPTIMUM team conducted a multi-city qualitative study to explore how COVID-19 and its consequences have affected older adults. The team interviewed 73 individuals already[…]

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James Emanuel Receives ACES Award

Congratulations to Lead Research Project Coordinator James Emanuel, recipient of a 2019 ACES Award. The Award for Commitment and Excellence in Service (ACES) honors staff who exemplify UPMC’s five core[…]

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