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Diagnosis and Treatment of Depressive and Memory Problems in Older Adults

Diagnosis and Treatment of Depressive and Memory Problems in Older Adults

We live in an aging society with the most rapidly growing segment of our population over 85 years old. Dr Steven Roose and Dr Bret Rutherford talk about the challenges older adults face in overcoming depression and memory issues. Drs Roose and Rutherford also cover these key points:

1. What treatments are effective for mild chronic depression in older patients?

2. Are there novel antidepressant medications with fewer adverse effects than current treatments?

3. What innovative treatments are there for patients who have been resistant to antidepressant medication?

4. In older patients with depression and memory problems, are there treatment strategies that can effectively address both types of symptoms and result in good long-term outcomes?

Dr Roose is Professor at Columbia University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry. Dr Rutherford is Assistant Professor at Columbia University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry in New York.

Note: This podcast was recorded on BlogTalkRadio and posted here with permission from Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. Portions of the podcast were edited for clarity and brevity. For the original BlogTalkRadio recording and contact information, please click here.

 
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