Video: Management of Depression in the Geriatric Population
Date Recorded: 11/20/2013
Last Day to Register: 11/20/2015
Instructional Hours: 1.00
Online Evaluation: Available 11/20/201311/20/2015
Pre-Test? No
Post-Test? No
*For Videos with a post test, you must score 75% or higher and complete the online evaluation to receive credit.
Presenter(s): Mark B Hamner MD
Disclosure Statement: In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity is required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. Presenters who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of the presentation.  Mark Hamner, MD and Kimberly McGhee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 
Description: This SCHOOLS Presentation will examine the unique treatment needs of geriatric patients through pharmocotherapy and psychological interventions. Providers who are responsible for managing multiple diagnosis in geriatric patient populations are invited to attend. LINK TO WATCH THE PRESENTATION:
Handouts: No handouts are currently available.
Accreditations and Pricing
AccreditationsConsortium MembersAll Others 
Physicians $0.00 $0.00
The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All $0.00 $0.00
This program provides 1 CEUs by South Carolina AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Recognize that geriatric patients are more sensitive to certain side effects (ie, gastrointestinal) of antidepressants and that it is best to “start low and go slow” when dosing antidepressants in this population.
Summarize the dangers of polypharmacy in geriatric patients with depression and another comorbid disorder and how to avoid adverse drug reactions.
Explain that geriatric patients respond well to psychological interventions and that such an approach can be effective in the geriatric without the risk of the side effects associated with antidepressant therapy.

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