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Pharmacological Treatment of Psycho-Behavioral Problems in the Elderly Patient


Elliott Richelson, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Pharmacology
Mayo Clinic



Program Description

Elliott Richelson, MD will detail an overview of the common psycho-behavioral problems in the elderly patient. He will also provide strategies to help providers recognize the pharmacodynamics effects of antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs. He will detail how the use of these drugs can predict adverse effects in patients, especially the elderly. This session will help you catch up on all the latest data related to antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs used in the elderly population.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the common psycho-behavioral problems in the elderly patient, especially those with dementia.
- Recognize how the pharmacodynamic effects of antipsychotic drugs can predict adverse effects in patients, especially the elderly.
- Recognize how the pharmacodynamic effects of antidepressant drugs can predict adverse effects in patients, especially the elderly.

Continuing Education

Planning Committee Members
Pam Reynolds, MN, MEd
SOWEGA-AHEC, Executive Director

Michelle Huskey, MS, RRT-NPS
SOWEGA-AHEC, Continuing Education & Distance Learning Coordinator

William Guest, MD, FCCP
SOWEGA-AHEC, Board Member
Senior Vice President for Quality, Clinical Integration, and Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer

L. Nicole Schultz
Georgia Regents University-Division of Professional and Community Education, CE Specialist

Caro Cassels, MEd
Georgia Regents University - Director, Continuing Education

Continuing Education (Nurses)
The Georgia Board of Nursing deems Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center (SOWEGA-AHEC) as an approved provider for continuing education (CE). This CE activity awards 1.0 hour towards the continuing education competency requirement for Georgia Licensure renewal.
No partial credit offered. Activity #2016-01A
Submission of evaluation/post-test (75% or better) required for CE certificates. Nursing CE Expires 02.25.18

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On Demand
Original program date: Feb 26, 2016

Technology Requirements

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Program Keywords

Mental and Behavioral health, Pharmacy