By: Ben Braus, M.D., MPH; Staff psychiatrist at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System’s geriatric psychiatry outpatient clinic and ECT team.
Earn 1.25 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.)
Handout – Geriatric Depression Disorders 8.13.20
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.
- Describe key principles of MDD diagnosis for elderly patients
- Describe key strategies of MDD treatment for elderly patients
- 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
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