You can improve your outcomes when working with older adults by understanding the unique nature of late-life mental disorders. Effective mental health care can greatly affect the quality of life for older adults.
Current and future demographics show a growing need for mental health care for older adults. Today it is estimated that around 12 percent of older adults suffer from a mental disorder; in the next 20 years that percentage is expected to double. Apart from cognitive disorders, late-life depression and anxiety disorders are the most frequently experienced mental health problems.
This seminar introduces you to the characteristics, screening tools, and most effective treatments for late-life depression and anxiety disorders.
What you will learn
- Primary challenges of geriatric mental health
- Characteristics of late-life depression and anxiety disorders
- How to use screening tools for late-life depression and anxiety
- Effective psychotherapeutic treatment for late-life depression and anxiety
- Appropriate pharmacologic references for psychotropic medications for older adults with depression and anxiety
Continuing education credits
0.5 CEU=5 hours of professional continuing education.