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Flashcards in Geriatric Psychiatrics Deck (11):
1

What are the two watchwords for PCPs and psych?

Early detection
Aggressive intervention

2

SIGE caps = ?

Sleep
Interest
Guilt
Energy
Concentration
Appetite
Psychomotor
Suicidal ideation

3

What is the clinical guidelines of SIGE CAPS?

4 for more than 8 weeks, but not written in stone

4

What is the therapy treatment for depression?

Cognitive therapy

5

Which are safer: TCA or SSRIs?

SSRIs

6

What pathways are inhibited with TCAs?

Ach

7

What are the three neurotransmitters that are changed with antidepressants?

Serotonin
Dopamine
Norepi

8

What are SNRIs?

Serotonin and norepi reuptake inhibitors

9

True or false: ECT is very effective and generally safe in the geriatric population

True

10

When is ECT utilized?

Life threatening and psychotic depression

11

What can SSRIs treat? (4)

Depression
Anxiety
Panic
OCD