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Comment & Response
October 3, 2017

Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Depression in Older Adults

Author Affiliations
  • 1Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2INTA, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
JAMA. 2017;318(13):1283-1284. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.12020

To the Editor In their review article,1 Drs Kok and Reynolds discussed the clinical challenge of treating late-life depression. They provided an exhaustive analysis of pharmacological treatments, including dosing, intensity, harmful effects, target populations, and clinical significance and offered useful clinical information and directions for future research. However, their analysis of other treatments lacked depth and they missed an important opportunity to provide readers an understanding of the full range of proven approaches for addressing late-life depression.