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Advances in Therapeutic Interventions in Geriatric Psychiatry: Diagnosis and Treatment of Geriatric Depression

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  • On Demand


Release Date: 11/1/2016

Expiration Date: 11/1/2019

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 0.5
  • Participation: 0.5

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Overview

Nearly two-thirds of elderly patients treated for depression fail to achieve symptomatic remission and functional recovery with first-line pharmacotherapy. New strategies are needed to improve clinical outcomes of geriatric depression. In this presentation, the results of the recent trials involving combination and augmentation treatment strategies to improve clinical outcomes of late life unipolar depression are reviewed, including the use of atypical antipsychotics, stimulants, cognitive enhancers and cognitive remediation techniques, psychotherapies, as well as lifestyle interventions such as exercise, and the use of the complementary and alternative medicine techniques like Tai Chi, meditation, and yoga, herbal and nutritional supplements.

**This content was captured at the 2015 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM. 

Pricing

  • General Member - $6.25
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - $6.25
  • Non-Member - $12.50

Free member registration for this course through the Course of the Month promotion ended on November 30, 2016

Learning Objectives

  • Review diagnosis of depression in older adults
  • Describe recent advances in treatment of geriatric unipolar mood disorders
  • Summarize data from the methylphenidate combination with citalopram trial to improve clinical and cognitive outcomes in geriatric depression
  • Use mind-body interventions for treatment and prevention of geriatric depression

Target Audience

Residents/Fellows, Psychiatrists

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 0.5 hours 
Program Start Date: November 1, 2016
Program End Date: November 1, 2019

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 100% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the date of completion and hours earned. 

Accreditation

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The APA designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty and Planner Disclosures

Presenter

  • Helen Lavretsky, M.D., UCLA Semel Institute. Grant/Research Support: Forest

Program Planners

  • Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Cristina Montalvo, M.D., Boston University Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.  
  • Jon Fanning, M.S., C.A.E., Chief of Membership and RFM-ECP, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Stephanie Auditore, J.D., Director of Member Product Developmpent, Engagement & Portfolio Management, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 
  • Ricardo A. Juarez, M.S., Deputy Director, International Development and Engagement, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests. 

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