Late-Life Depression

Late-life depression's presentation and characteristics are unique. Understand the impact of late-life depression and the importance of appropriately identifying its nature. Learn appropriate treatment approaches as well.

At a glance

What: Late-Life Depression

When: Last offered Sep 14, 2017. Check back for next offering.

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

Cost: $150

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

Instructor: Art Walaszek, MD

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For additional information, contact SUZANNA WATERS CASTILLO, MSSW, PhD: 608-263-3174

Approved CE hours for social workers, counselors, therapists, psychologists, and more

You learn about:

  • Epidemiology of depression in older adults.
  • Various types of depression unique to older adults.
  • The etiology of these types of depression.
  • Effective psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological approaches.



Learning objectives

  • Explain the overall prevalence of mental health problems in late life.
  • Summarize the relationship between geriatric depression and cognitive impairment.
  • List the four warning signs of geriatric depression.
  • Compare and contrast the Geriatric Depression Scale/GDS and the PHQ-9 for geriatric depression.
  • Describe the evidence-based psychopharmacological treatment for geriatric depression.
  • Summarize the primary reasons older adults may not be adherent to antidepressants.
  • Define evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapies for geriatric depression.