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GeriPod: Depression in Older Adults Part 1: Risks and Diagnoses


GeriPod: Depression in Older Adults Part 1: Risks and Diagnoses

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Pamela Basehore, MD, Stephen Scheinthal DO, FACN
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
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This Geripod discusses Depression in Older Adults and is part 1 of a 2-part discussion by Stephen M. Scheinthal, DO, FACN, Chief of Geriatric Behavioral Health, Associate Director of NJISA, UMDNJ-SOM and Pamela Basehore, MPH, Associate Director of Education, NJISA, UMDNJ-SOM. 

Educational objectives: 

The major risks associated with untreated depression in the elderly</li>
Common signs and symptoms and co-morbidities associated with depression in the older patient</li>
How to recognize atypical presentation of depression in the elderly</li>
Effective screening tools used to detect geriatric depression</li>

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The New Jersey Geriatric Education Center through the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA), University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine presents the second audio recording of a six-part mental health educational program. For more information on the GeriPod series, please visit the UMDNJ website at

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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
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No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 10:54pm
Already Expired Email 1 month date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 9:34am
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Friday, March 30, 2018 - 3:22pm
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Pamela Basehore

Suggested Citation:
Pamela Basehore and Stephen Scheinthal DO, FACN. GeriPod: Depression in Older Adults Part 1: Risks and Diagnoses. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2010 Available from: