A retrospective analysis of longitudinal health data from the EHR and self reports of patients who are chronic users of antidepressants. Both antidepressants and cognitive decline are associated with falls and repeated falls, a major source of morbidity/mortality. Antidepressants are poorly studied in patients experiencing cognitive decline. The study would test for a synergistic interaction between the drug class and disease, possibly suggesting a clinical management strategy.
Idea No. 469