AUGMENTATION THERAPIES FOR DEPRESSION IN OLDER PEOPLE: SCIENCE AND PRACTICE

Symposia

  • Date:
  • Time: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Moderator: Soo Borson, MD
This session will review the rationale for replacing or augmenting antidepressant pharmacotherapy with non-pharmacological approaches as well as supplemental or alternative medications.  We summarize the evidence supporting existing options, suggest how they can be used in clinical practice, and describe health system design elements that foster comprehensive depression care for older people.  Learning Objectives: (1) name at least 2 types of evidence-based pharmacological interventions to augment antidepressant medication; (2) describe at least 2 types of evidence-based non-pharmacological interventions to augment or replace antidepressant medication; and (3) identify 2 health system design elements that support comprehensive depression care for older adults.

Why We Need Augmentation Strategies in Late-Life Depression Care
Soo Borson, MD
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