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Older Adults and Mental Health

Author: Surgeon General of the United States

Course Created: 1999

Practice Level: Beginner to Intermediate

No book to buy Duration: 3 hours
3.6 out of 4.0, Based on: 39 reviews

Course Summary

Older Adults and Mental Health covers the the biological, social, and psychological aspects of aging. Illnesses covered include depression, anxiety, substance abuse, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease. Treatments for each of the disorders are also described.

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 To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  1. Overview of Mental Disorders in Older Adults
  2. Depression in older adults
  3. Schizophrenia in older adults
  4. Substance abuse in older adults
  5. Anxiety in older adults
  6. Alzheimer''s Disease

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the incidence of mental illness in older adults.
  • Describe depression and anxiety in in older adults.
  • Explain substance abuse in older adults.
  • Describe interventions for mental illnesses in older adults


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