The Start Predicts the Finish: Factors Associated With Antidepressant Nonadherence Among Older Veterans During the Acute and Maintenance Treatment Phases.


Program for Positive Aging, University of Michigan-Department of Psychiatry, 4250 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. [Email]


To best prevent depression relapse and reduce recurrence, an understanding of the factors associated with continued maintenance treatment is needed. This study compared factors associated with antidepressant nonadherence during the acute (ie, during the first 4 months) and maintenance (ie, during 12 months) treatment phase among older veterans with depression.

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