Southeast Texas Medical Associates, LLP James L. Holly, M.D. Southeast Texas Medical Associates, LLP

EPM Tools - Depression Tutorial
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Depression is a serious and often life-threatening problem in the elderly and particularly in the elderly in long-term residential care facilities.  In addition, the complexity of mediation treatment of the elderly is greater because they are often on multiple drugs which have serious interactions.  While this template is mostly educational, it is key to the successful treatment of residents of long-term care facilities

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Signs and Symptoms of Depression

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Other Conditions That Can Cause Depressive Symptoms

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Common Painful Symptoms Reported by Depressed Patients

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Depression Risk Questionnaire

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Depression and Hypertension

This is link to the Hypertension and Depression Template in the Hypertension Suite of Templates.  For information on how to use this function see the Hypertension and Depression tutor.

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At the bottom of the template there are three columns of education documents:

Column 1 –

Depression Information

  • Types of Depression
  • Mental Health in Elderly
  • Depression in Elderly
  • Treatment ideas and Cautions
  • Symptoms of Depression
  • Cognitive Treatment
  • Lifestyle and Depression

Column 2 –

  • Depression Relief w Meds
  • Meds Aggregating Depression
  • Serotonin-Reuptake Inhibitors
  • Designer Antidepressants
  • Triclyclic Antidepressants
  • MAOIs
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Augmetnation Strateies
  • Review ALL Medications

Column 3 –

  • Drugs Not Suitable for NH Use
  • Drugs w/High Risk in Elderly
  • Drugs w/Low Risks in Elderly
  • Antidepressants and Rec Dosing
  • Anixolytic and Sedative Drugs
  • Common Antipsychotic Drugs