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Diagnosis and treatment of depression and memory problems in older adults

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Steven Roose, MD  and Bret Rutherford, MD will be speaking about the troubles that older adults can have with depression and memory, and the evaluation and tests that can be done to help them.

They will also discuss the treatment options that are available.

What is the best treatment for older people who have mild chronic depression?

2. Are there novel antidepressant medications that may work as well but with fewer side effects than current treatments?

3. Are there innovative treatments for patients who have been resistant to antidepressant medication?

In older patients with depression and memory problems, are there treatment strategies that can effectively address both types of symptoms and result in good long-term outcomes?

For information on the Adult Late-Life Depression Research Clinic please go to http://columbiapsychiatry.org/faculty/researchclinics/mid-and-late-life-depression or call 646 774-8652

 

To listen to any of Columbia Psychiatry's previous 50 blogtalkradio broadcasts on topics such as child sand adolescent mental health, OCD or eating disorders go to blogtalkradio.com/columbiapsychiatrynyspi

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depression
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neuropsychiatry
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