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Depression in the Elderly


This course covers the following topics:

  • Depression in the Elderly
  • What is Depression?
  • Clinical Depression
  • What Causes Depression?
  • Causes - Psychological Factors
  • Causes - Environmental Factors
  • Causes - Physical Factors
  • Causes - Personality Factors
  • Causes - Medications
  • Can anxiety lead to depression?
  • Delirium
  • Depression
  • Differentiating Dementia, Depression, and Delirium in the Elderly
  • Signs and Symptoms of Depression
  • Difficult to Diagnose
  • Why it is important to treat
  • Proper treatment can prevent suicide
  • Passive Suicide
  • Treatments for Depression
  • Treatment Methods
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Antidepressant Medications
  • Antidepressant Medications - How they work
  • Factors which can delay results
  • Evaluate First
  • Self-help Activities
  • How can I help?
  • Can Depression be prevented?
  • Cornell Scale of Depression in Dementia
  • Don't Sweat the Small Stuff


In this course you will learn:

  • What depression is and what causes it
  • How to differentiate between dementia, depression, and delirium in the elderly
  • Signs and symptoms of depression
  • Different treatments and treatment methods for depression in the elderly


course quick facts
course code 132
cost $24.95
estimated time to
complete course
2 Hours
course materials
365 Days

Benjamin Pearce