PBS 467A - Geriatric Psychiatry

The Geriatric Psychiatry elective will provide the students with experience in the evaluation and treatment of elderly patients with depression, anxiety, Alzheimer's disease, and other causes of dementia. The student will gain experience in the evaluation, diagnosis, and formation of treatment plans of geriatric patients in the psychiatric inpatient setting. The student will understand the evaluations process of older adults with cognitive deficits including mental status exam and laboratory and ex-ray data; know the pharmacokinetic changes in aging and their specific impact on geriatric psychopharmacology; appreciate the psychosocial impact on aging on older adult patients; and develop skills in utilizing family supports in the care of the geriatric patient.
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