Overcoming Geriatric Depression & Aging Gracefully - MedCircle

Dr. Domenick Sportelli

Overcoming Geriatric Depression & Aging Gracefully

6 Sessions

As many as 10 % of older adults presenting in primary care have clinically significant depression, but only about half are recognized and only one in five depressed older adults receive effective treatment in primary care. (NCBI)

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6 Sessions

As many as 10 % of older adults presenting in primary care have clinically significant depression, but only about half are recognized and only one in five depressed older adults receive effective treatment in primary care. (NCBI)

  • Access 50+ In-Depth Series
  • Ask Our Doctors Live — Weekly
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About the Series

Aging is natural. Feeling depressed as you age is not.

In this series, double board certified psychiatrist, Dr. Domenick Sportelli (Dr. Dom) breaks down what the typical aging process should look like, how to spot the warning signs of geriatric depression, the unique causes of depression in older age, how to get the right diagnosis & treatment, and how to manage wellness in the long-term. Geriatric depression treatment boasts a 75% rate of full recovery. So with the right education, mental wellness is possible. Watch this series to reap all the educational benefits.

“My mother is in her 80s and none of us, including her, realized she was actually suffering from depression. We actually watched this entire series as a family and that experience alone is something I can not thank you enough for.”

Margaret V.

Margaret V.

Who Is This Series For?

This series is for people who are 65 years or older who are suffering from depression and believe they are showing signs of depression.

This series also arms supporters with the education, tools, and strategies to help their aging loved become happier and more fulfilled.

Some of What You Will Learn

  • The signs and symptoms of geriatric depression.

  • Treatment, therapy, and medication options.

  • How to support a loved one with geriatric depression.

  • How to navigate the complex mental healthcare system and find the right provider for you or your loved one.

“Being depressed is not, N-O-T, is not a normal process of aging. As a matter of fact, the majority of the aging population is very happy and stable.”

Dr. Domenick Sportelli

Dr. Domenick Sportelli

Session Overview

  • Session1

    How Depression in Older Adults Is More Than Just “Normal Aging”

    The signs of depression in older adults are often chalked up to the typical signs of getting older. Double-board certified psychiatrist, Dr. Domenick Sportelli, dispels the myths surrounding geriatric depression and what the symptoms look like.

    17m
  • Session2

    Can Medication Cause Geriatric Depression? (& Other Causes)

    There are a variety of causes in geriatric depression and many of them are not obvious. In this session, Dr. Dom discusses those causes and the role of medication.

    13m
  • Session3

    How to Spot the Warning Signs of Geriatric Depression

    In this session, Dr. Dom helps patients and supporters alike spot the signs of geriatric depression.

    14m
  • Session4

    How to Ensure the Right Diagnosis for Your Elderly Loved One

    Full recovery is likely for an elderly person with depression...if they get the correct diagnosis. Dr. Dom explains how to get the right diagnosis and more, in this session.

    11m
  • Session5

    Geriatric Depression: How to Conquer the Unique Challenges of Treatment & Medication

    The elderly respond to depression differently than most other demographics. Dr. Dom talks about how to overcome these challenges and success through treatment and when necessary, medication.

    19m
  • Session6

    This Is the Key to Supporting Your Elderly Loved One With Depression

    In our final session, Dr. Dom gives supporters the strategies, tools, and techniques they need to know in order to help their loved one recover from geriatric depression.

    11m

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