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Depression and Older Adults: Key Issues

Author: SAMHSA

No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

Depression and Older Adults: Key Issues is an overview of important information about depression in older adults. Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in older adults. It negatively affects functioning, health outcomes, quality of life, and health care costs. This course provides information about depression in older adults, including demographic trends, definitions and risk factors for depression, prevalence of depression, and the impact and cost of depression. It also provides you with a brief summary stating why implementation of evidence- based practices (EBPs) is important.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

Depression and Older Adults: Key Issues is an overview of important information about depression in older adults. Depression is one of the most common mental health problems in older adults. It negatively affects functioning, health outcomes, quality of life, and health care costs.

This course provides information about depression in older adults, including demographic trends, definitions and risk factors for depression, prevalence of depression, and the impact and cost of depression. It also provides you with a brief summary stating why implementation of evidence- based practices (EBPs) is important.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain why EBPs for Older Adults with depression are important.
  • Describe the prevalence of depression in older adults
  • Assess risk factors for depression

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