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Pharmacological Treatment of Depression in Older Adults

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Pharmacological Treatment of Depression in Older Adults

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Susan Schultz, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
National Institute on Aging
POGOe Id: 
20429
Date Posted: 
08/21/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
08/09/2012
Abstract: 

This product is part of the GeriaFlix series at the University of Iowa. GeriaFlix are multidisciplinary presentations on topics in clinical geriatrics. Presented in a streaming digital video format with synchronized slides, each presentation lasts approximately 1 hour. In this presentation, Dr. Schultz will identify risk factors for depression in later life, as well as differences in the way depression may appear in older adults as compared to younger people. She will discuss how depressive symptoms may over lap with cognitive changes in later life. In addition, Dr. Schultz will present different medication strategies for reducing depressive symptoms in older adults.

Educational objectives: 

This product is part of a series of digitized lectures devoted to topics in clinical geriatrics designed to teach important principles in the management of older persons. By using this lecture series, learners will be able to improve their overall knowledge about managing common geriatric syndromes; understand the unique health care needs of older patients, differences in the management of common clinical conditions, and how physiologic changes associated with aging impact management; develop a working knowledge of important legal and ethical issues associated with end-of-life care; and understand and apply principles of the multi-disciplinary geriatric assessment.

The learning objectives of this particular digitized presentation are:

  1. Identify risk factors for depression in later life.
  2. Recognize differences in the way depression may appear in older compared to younger patients.
  3. Appreciate how depressive symptoms may overlap with cognitive changes in late life.
  4. Understand different medication strategies for reducing depressive symptoms in older adults.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

For more information about the GeriaFlix series, go to http://www.healthcare.uiowa.edu/igec/resources-edu...

Estimated time to complete: 
1 hour
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Dr. Susan Schultz. Pharmacological Treatment of Depression in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20429