Late Life Depression

Late Life Depression

NEEDS STATEMENT

This enduring activity is aimed to educate non-geriatric professionals in recognizing and addressing geriatric mental health concerns that can exacerbate physical health conditions. This course will identify common symptoms and characteristics, review the psychiatric co-morbidities, and identify appropriate screening tools for late-life depression in older adults.

TARGET AUDIENCE

Physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, and other healthcare professionals that care for older adults

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify common symptoms and characteristics of late-life depression in older adults
  • Explain the relationship between late-life depression and psychiatric co-morbidities, including suicide risk
  • Identify the challenges in assessing depression and appropriate screening tools to diagnose late-life depression
  • Distinguish important factors in prescribing anti-depressants

EDUCATIONAL METHODS

Lecture

EVALUATION

Evaluation by questionnaire will address program content, presentation, and possible bias.

ACCREDITATION/CREDIT DESIGNATION

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Online Training
Part 1
Online Training
Part 2

The  training content videos provided on this website are for educational purposes only.  In order to obtain CE credits, please click the “Claim Credit” button below prior to viewing the video(s). This will redirected you to our CME provider, Baylor College of Medicine.  If you do not have an existing CE profile with Baylor College of Medicine, please set up a profile to receive credit.  Once on the CME platform, you will watch the videos and complete an evaluation by questionnaire to address program content, presentation, and possible bias. Continuing education credit can be claimed upon completion of the evaluation.

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