Overview of Geriatric Mental Health

Recognizing and treating the unique symptoms of late-life mental illness requires specialized knowledge. This seminar focuses on screening and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders in the elderly. We review best-practice screening tools, methods, and treatment approaches.

At a glance

What: Overview of Geriatric Mental Health

When: Last offered Dec 12, 2014. Check back for next offering.

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

Cost: $120

Continuing education credit: 5 hours (0.5 CEUs)

Instructor: Suzanna Waters Castillo

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

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Recognizing and treating the unique symptoms of late-life mental illness requires specialized knowledge. This seminar focuses on screening and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders in the elderly. During this session you explore best-practice screening tools, methods, and treatment approaches.

You learn about:

  • How late-life depression and anxiety present differently from midlife mental illness
  • How to screen with valid, reliable, and age-specific screening tools
  • Evidence-based approaches to psychopharmacology and psychotherapy for late-life mood disorders
  • Different types of late-life sleep problems and their relationship to late-life mood disorders