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Cover image for lecture: Antidepressants and Older Adults

Lecture Overview

Antidepressants are commonly prescribed medications, and various safety concerns are surrounding them. In older adults, we must be aware of the possibility of profound side effects that are particularly potent to this vulnerable group. In this lecture, Dr Treasure McGuire details the relationship between antidepressants and the older adult.


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Treasure McGuire

Dr Treasure McGuire is a medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator and researcher. As assistant director of pharmacy, Mater Health Services, she manages their academic practice unit. She is also a senior conjoint lecturer in the School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland and associate professor of pharmacology, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University, where she lectures on complementary medicines, reproductive health, medication safety and communicable diseases. In recognition of her services to medicines information, she received the Lilly International Fellowship in Hospital Pharmacy and the Bowl of Hygeia of the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia. See Educator Profile


26 Total Rating(s)
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Emily Kaye Price
19 Feb 2020

In depth description of important subjects to considering when working with older adults and medication

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Michael Howard
21 Jan 2020

Very good.Insightfull.

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bronwyn ann beecroft
20 Dec 2019

Very knowledgeable and thought provoking.

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Leonie Weiss
08 Dec 2019

the presenter knew her stuff

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Rebecca Moore
05 Dec 2019


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Dallas Campbell
04 Dec 2019

Informative and educational.

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Harrison Land
30 Nov 2019

Very informative

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Trevor Lowe
20 Oct 2019

Good enthusiastic presenter, gave reasons for differential choice of antidepressants and the alternative conditions that they are often used in

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James Parkinson
15 Oct 2019

this subject is a little dry but it is important to be able to recognize the reasons why a patient may need a change to their medications before it causes damage

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Andrew Markula
09 Oct 2019

Well presented and very informative.

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Total Rating(s)  26
Published22 September 2019
Expires 29 April 2021
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