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Sunday, September 13 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Practical Strategies for Positive Psychiatry in Later Life

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Much of current clinical psychiatry, especially for older adults, is focused on assessment and pharmacologic treatment of mental and/or cognitive disorder symptoms despite recent medical and psychological research that has shown limitations of the present practice. In contrast, there is mounting evidence pointing toward the value of assessing and strengthening positive traits such as resilience, self-efficacy, and social engagement in our elderly patients. Additionally, the use of technology in medicine has increased, yet most mental health professionals have not been trained to utilize these methods in routine practice. This session will discuss clinical strategies for promoting resilience, wisdom, and optimism in older adults with mental illnesses, providing practical suggestions for those seeking to assess and enhance the well-being and overall health of their aging patients.

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Dilip V. Jeste, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Healthy Aging and Senior Care, Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging, Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, Director, Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, CaliforniaDilip V... Read More →

Sunday September 13, 2015 2:00pm - 3:15pm PDT

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