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Depression

Depression

Author(s):  
Sally Rigler, MD, MPH
Sponsor: 
AAMC/John A. Hartford Foundation
John A. Hartford Foundation
POGOe Id: 
18793
Date Posted: 
08/24/2009
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
08/24/2009
Abstract: 

A web module for self-study that investigates the epidemiology of depression in the elderly, its diagnosis, treatment and sequelae.

Educational objectives: 

Students should be able to: 1) describe the epidemiology of depression in the elderly and treatment options for depression. 2) administer the geriatric depression scale. 3) describe how the clinical presentation of depression may be different among older adults. 4) list risk factors for suicide.

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Approximately 1,400 third year medical students at University of Kansas School of Medicine have completed this module.

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Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Sally Rigler srigler@kumc.edu


Suggested Citation:
Sally Rigler. Depression. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/18793