Flashcards in Geriatric Psychiatrics Deck (11):
What are the two watchwords for PCPs and psych?
SIGE caps = ?
What is the clinical guidelines of SIGE CAPS?
4 for more than 8 weeks, but not written in stone
What is the therapy treatment for depression?
Which are safer: TCA or SSRIs?
What pathways are inhibited with TCAs?
What are the three neurotransmitters that are changed with antidepressants?
What are SNRIs?
Serotonin and norepi reuptake inhibitors
True or false: ECT is very effective and generally safe in the geriatric population
When is ECT utilized?
Life threatening and psychotic depression