Geriatric Behavioral Health Difficult Patients Panel Discussion


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Target Audience

Healthcare professionals.


Case 1: 82-year-old male with past medical history of afib s/p pacemaker on anticoagulation, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and Parkinson’s disease. Initially presented to psychiatric urgent care accompanied by wife for concerns of hallucinations and agitated behavior. Was then sent to ED for evaluation and possible admission. 

Case 2: 82-year-old male with past medical history significant for HTN and Bipolar I Disorder and HTN who presents to hospital with lower extremity erythema as well as decreased need for sleep and changes in behavior.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the mechanism which results in increased complexity of medicating psychosis in patients with Parkinson’s/Lewy Body Dementia.
  • Identify three options for treating psychosis in patients with Parkinson’s/Lewy Body Dementia.
  • Identify three alternatives to lithium for treatment of Bipolar Affective Disorder in the geriatric population.
  • Employ strategies for mood stabilization in the geriatric patient population.

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Recording date: October 2, 2020
Date of original release: October 23, 2020
Most recent review/update: October 23, 2020
Termination date: October 22, 2023

Course summary
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  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
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Autumn Brunia, DO
Broadlawns-UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency


Janice Landy, MD
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines


Tyler Zahrli, MD, MA
Broadlawns-UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency


Available Credit

  • 0.75 CE Contact Hour(s)


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