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Antidepressants for depressed elderly

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2006
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

Mentioned by

1 news outlet
1 blog
1 policy source
1 Facebook page
1 Wikipedia page


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Readers on

276 Mendeley
Antidepressants for depressed elderly
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, January 2006
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd003491.pub2
Pubmed ID

Patricia G Mottram, Kenneth Wilson, Judith J Strobl


Depression is a relatively common experience in older adults. The syndrome is associated with considerable distress, morbidity and service commitment. Approximately two thirds of patients presenting with severe forms will respond to antidepressant treatment and the last twenty years has witnessed a great increase in the number of these drugs. Older, frail people are particularly vulnerable to side effects.

Mendeley readers

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 276 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 1%
France 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Unknown 267 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 38 14%
Researcher 37 13%
Student > Master 28 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 8%
Student > Postgraduate 20 7%
Other 51 18%
Unknown 80 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 100 36%
Psychology 32 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 12 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 4%
Social Sciences 8 3%
Other 27 10%
Unknown 86 31%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 May 2023.
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Outputs of similar age
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Altmetric has tracked 22,689,790 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 12,303 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 30.3. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 70% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 154,391 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 57 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% of its contemporaries.