Study Evaluating Venlafaxine Extended Release in Elderly Depressed Patients
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In this study we will assess as a primary objective the effect of venlafaxine retard treatment on primary care attended elderly patients with depressive syndrome. We will also study secondarily its effects on anxiety, somatic and painful symptoms of depression.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
60 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Primary care centers
Patients older than 60 years
Depressive syndrome with associated anxiety symptoms, according to a symptoms intensity HAM-D17³14
Participation in other studies in the last 3 months before the start of the study
Known hypersensibility to venlafaxine
Clinically significant abnormalities according to the venlafaxine labeling