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GeriPod: Depression in Older Adults Part II: Treatment of Depression in Older Adults

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GeriPod: Depression in Older Adults Part II: Treatment of Depression in Older Adults

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Author(s):  
Stephen Scheinthal DO, FACN, Pamela Basehore, FACN
Sponsor: 
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
POGOe Id: 
20745
Date Posted: 
09/22/2010
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
09/22/2010
Ok Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Abstract: 

This podcast focuses on the appropriate role of medication and ECT in the treatment of depression in older adults, the efficacy and risks/benefits of different classes of antidepressant medications, the strategies for effective prescribing of antidepressants, and the use of augmentation as well as combination therapy. 

Educational objectives: 
  1. The appropriate role for medication and ECT in the treatment of depression in older adults.
  2. The efficacy and risks/benefits of different classes of antidepresant medications including SSRI's, Tri Cyclics, MAOI's, NSRI's and NRDI's.
  3. Strategies for effective prescribing of antidepressants and the use of augmentation and combination therapy.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
The New Jersey Geriatric Education Center through the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA), University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine presents the third “GeriPod” podcast called “Depression in Older Adults Part 2: Treatment of Depression in Older Adults”. For more information on the GeriPod series, please visit the UMDNJ website at http://njisa.umdnj.edu/education/geripods/index2.html .
 
Learning resource types: 
Discipline/specialty: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 1:55am
Already Expired Email 1 month date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 12:34pm
Expired Email Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2018 - 4:22pm
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Claire DiVito divitocl@umdnj.edu


Suggested Citation:
Stephen Scheinthal DO, FACN and Pamela Basehore. GeriPod: Depression in Older Adults Part II: Treatment of Depression in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20745