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C‌‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍ompose an APA paper that is at least four full pages long (not including cover page or references) addressing the following: Describe the neurological processes behind depression in the geriatric population, particularly individuals with dementia. Use the library and other reliable sources such as the NIH to broaden your understanding Explain the pharmacodynamics of various classes of antidepressants in the elderly, including SSRI’s and TCAs Explain the pharmacodynamics of antipsychotics and their appropriate use in the elderly Describe side effects of these medications in the elderly, including elongation of the QTc and how to screen patients appropriately The research shows improved longevity and quality of life for geriatric patients started on appropriate therapy for depression. Discuss how you plan to balance the risk/benefit ratio when using antidepressants and antipsychotics in this population. Include how you plan to education family on your choice of therapy. To ‌‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍view the Grading Rubric for this Assignment, please visit the Grading Rubrics section of the Course Resources. Assignment Requirements: Before finalizing your work, you should: be sure to read the Assignment description carefully (as displayed above) consult the Grading Rubric (under the Course Resources) to make sure you have included everything necessary; utilize spelling and grammar check to minimize errors; and for assistance, please visit the University Writing Center Your writing assignment should: follow the conventions of Standard English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.); be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful; display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics; and Your paper should be in APA format and follow APA Guidelines, 6th ed., including: properly formatted header 12-point, double-spaced, Times New Roman font use of in-text citations title page and reference page use of headings (if applicab‌‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‍‍‌‌‌‍le)

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