The geriatric population is growing rapidly in our society, which means a higher number of older adults with psychiatric issues, however, there is a paucity of specialized geriatric psychiatrists.
Therefore, we have to improve the knowledge and skills of the general psychiatrists, family physicians, and geriatricians who are expected to help the majority of older adults with psychiatric illnesses.
By the end of the lecture, learners will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the skills to diagnose and manage common psychiatric disorders in this geriatric population.
2. Appraise the negative consequences of common psychiatric disorders in this population.
3. List the aging changes and psychopharmacological principles in this population.
4. Recognize the common ethical and legal issues in Geriatric Psychiatry
The lecture will cover the following topics:
- Mental health assessment of older adults
- Diagnostic D’s and beyond
- Aging Changes and pharmacotherapy principles
- Ethical and legal issues in Geriatric Psychiatry
This lecture is for:
- Family Medicine Physicians