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Jersey Shore University Medical Center Online CE Courses


Jersey Shore University Medical Center Meridian Health
Department of Continuing Education—Online CE


Course Title: Geriatric Depression


ARUNESH K. MISHRA, MD, DFAPA
Dr. Arunesh K. Mishra is the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Raritan Bay Medical Center,
Perth Amboy, NJ. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers RWJ Medical School. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL.
He has received the award of Distinguished Fellow of American Psychiatric Association, and the Research performance award Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. He has also been awarded a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry from the U.A.B. Birmingham, AL.

Cost: No fee


Credit: 0.5

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Description
THIS EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITY will address the need to identify evidence based effective and potentially ineffective interventions for depression utilizing integrative health and medicine approaches. (This may include things such as meditation, exercise, MBSR, natural supplements, acupuncture, etc.)
Many behavioral health specialists are unaware of evidence based non-pharmacological interventions for the treatment of depression.

Despite recent advances in the treatment of depression there remains a significant shortcoming in available effective interventions. There is extensive evidence that many integrative medical options are effective for the treatment of depression, but practitioners are often unaware of these or how to properly implement these options for patients.

Number of Credit Hours: Meridian Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

Cost: There is no cost to registrants for this educational activity

Overall Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this educational activity the participant should be able to:

1. Describe the epidemiology of depression in geriatric population.
2. Identify common risk factors involved in causation of geriatric depression.
3. Discuss the concept of vascular depression.

Method of Participation:

This internet enduring presentation is an educational video presentation. In order to receive credit, physicians must complete the entire educational activity and complete a multiple choice test at the end of the video presentation. Participants must also complete the online post-activity course evaluation form to receive credit.


Accreditation


Meridian Health is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Meridian Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

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Computers
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