An Overview of Key Issues in Geriatric Mental Health

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

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What: An Overview of Key Issues in Geriatric Mental Health

When: Thu, Nov 2, 9am-3pm

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

Cost: $150

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

Instructor: SUZANNA WATERS CASTILLO, MSSW, PhD

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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.

Level

Intermediate

Learning objectives

  • Explain how late-life depression and anxiety present differently than midlife mental illness.
  • Apply valid, reliable and age-specific tools to screen for geriatric depression and anxiety.
  • Identify evidence-based treatment modes for geriatric depression and anxiety.
  • Summarize the impact that pain has on the development of geriatric depression.
  • Identify five facts that are indicators of potential for elder suicide.
  • Differentiate among geriatric depression, dementia, and delirium.

Takeaways

  • 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.