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Next Free Webcast – Geriatric Depression Disorders – August 13 at Noon

By: Ben Braus, M.D., MPH; Staff psychiatrist at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System’s geriatric psychiatry outpatient clinic and ECT team.

Earn 1 hr. CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

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Depressive disorders are among the leading causes of disability for older adults. Yet patients suffering from depressive disorders often do not receive adequate treatment.  This webinar will scrutinize several common misunderstandings about Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) in elderly patients and review key evidence with regards to phenomenology, epidemiology, diagnosis, and treatment of MDD that may help guide the care of patients.

Objectives:

  1. Describe key principles of MDD diagnosis for elderly patients
  2. Describe key strategies of MDD treatment for elderly patients
  3. Identify several common misperceptions about the epidemiology and treatment of MDD in elderly patients.

Dr. Ben Braus is a staff psychiatrist at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System’s geriatric psychiatry outpatient clinic and ECT team.  Dr. Braus completed his MD and MPH degrees at the University of Minnesota. He completed psychiatry residency training at the Mayo Clinic and a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at the University of Minnesota

 

 

Research and Related Articles:

  1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28735658/
  2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32037292/
  3. https://www.guilford.com/books/Geriatric-Depression/Gary-Kennedy/9781462519866
  4. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/older-adults-and-depression/index.shtml

Past Free Webcast – Telemedicine for Physical and Mental Health: Lessons Learned from the Pandemic – June 11, 2020

By: Roberta Meyers, MD, MPH, Hennepin Healthcare; and
John E. Brose, PhD, LP, LADC, LMFT, Founder, CEO, Associated Clinic of Psychology

Earn 1.25 CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is listed as a Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Handout – Telemedicine for Physical and Mental Health – 6.11.20

In March 2020, the Centers for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS) removed regulatory barriers to the provision of telehealth services in skilled nursing facilities for the duration of  the COVID-19 pandemic.  The purpose was to facilitate access to care for these patients as nursing facilities “locked down” to limit potential exposure to the coronavirus. Dr. Meyers will share her experiences during the rapid ramp-up to provide these new services including how it became an opportunity  to understand the pros and cons of telehealth to deliver primary care in nursing facility settings.

Many older adults in residential care feel trapped because they hear the tragic stories about COVID-19 in long term care facilities. Never has mental healthcare been so vital for residents,  yet the bias that psychotherapy isn’t an essential component of health care has increased during the pandemic. Dr. Brose will describe how the psychologists and psychiatrists at Associated Clinic of Psychology have become creative problem solvers in their use of telehealth to continue delivering care to this vulnerable population at this unprecedented time.

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