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Treatment of Depression in Older Adults: Evidence-Based Practices

This 27 minute film produced by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration) provides basic information about the treatment of late life depression, including the following:

  • Principles
  • Philosophy and values
  • Basic rationale
  • How evidence-based practices for diagnosing and treating depression in older patients has helped improve the quality of life for the older adult
  • Collaboration between mental health and primary health¬†services
  • How traditional providers benefit from these models of care

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