Late-Life Anxiety

Anxiety, depression, and physical health problems frequently coexist in older adults, making it difficult to identify the primary problem. Learn the latest research on late-life anxiety and how to respond; includes new information about evidence-based treatments. You also learn to recognize unique presentations of late-life anxiety, co-anxiety with depression, etiology of late-life anxiety, co-morbid medical conditions, polypharmacy, and effective psychotherapeutic and psychopharmaceutical treatments.

At a glance

What: Late-Life Anxiety

When: Last offered Mar 22, 2017. Check back for next offering.

Where: Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St., Madison, WI

Cost: $145

Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs), 5 CECH (CHES) contact hours

Instructor: Joseph Goveas, MD

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For additional information, contact Suzanna Waters Castillo, MSSW, PhD: 608-263-3174

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Learning objectives

  • To understand current demographics of geriatric anxiety disorders
  • To identify and distinguish the major anxiety disorders in late life
  • To recognize how anxiety symptoms and disorders present in late life
  • To understand the role of comorbidities in treating late life anxiety
  • To explain how geriatric anxiety is comorbid with depression
  • To identify the best cognitive behavioral and psychotropic treatments
  • To understand the pros and cons of pharmacological treatment for late life anxiety
  • To utilize the course-specific information about polypharmacy and adverse reactions
  • To use the Wisconsin Star Method to analyze anxiety problems in late life