Depression: Treatment and Programs

This module contains the following five sections:

(1) Summary of Content

(2) PowerpointDepression: Treatment and Programs 

(3) Expert Interview (Podcast)  “A Discussion about a Treatment Program for Depression” 

(4) Case Studies and Discussion Questions

Elderly African American man with depression

(5) Additional Resources  Instructor Notes, Presentation Handouts and References







GCM-ImageTreatment of depression in older adults can be challenging as they often have multiple comorbidities and may have a stigma about mental illness. However, there are a range of different treatments that can be used to treat depression. 

This module includes an overview about different types of treatment for depression in older adults, evidence-based programs for older adults with depression and information from an expert in treatment of depression of older adults. 






Eve Byrd

Guest Speaker Biography:

Ms. Eve H. Byrd, MSN, MPH, APRN-BC is the Executive Director of the Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression/ Emory University.  She graduated from the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University where she earned her Bachelors in Nursing and her Masters in Psychosocial Nursing. She also earned a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Health Policy from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory.   She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a licensed Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. She is an adjunct faculty member at Emory’s School of Nursing.  

Ms. Byrd is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry and serves on the annual meeting program and practice communities.  She is also on the Board of Directors for Mental Health America of Georgia and Community Friendship, Inc., a psychosocial rehabilitation program in Atlanta.  She has been a consultant to the Atlanta Regional Commission/Atlanta Area Agency on Aging, Georgia Division of Aging, the Georgia Alzheimer’s Association and a member of the Georgia Alzheimer’s and Related Dementia’s State Plan Task Force.  She is on faculty with the Carter Center’s Mental Health Program/Liberia Project. 



Podcast Topic and Location:

“A Discussion about a Treatment Program for Geriatric Depression”


In this podcast, Eve Byrd, MSN, MPH, APRN-BC discusses her experience, with the Emory University Fuqua Center for Late Life Depression.

Podcast can be located within the powerpoint (above)- Slide #19  or by clicking this link: 












Instructor Notes –  Instructor Notes – Depression Treatment and Programs

Presentation Handouts  – Handouts – Depression Treatment and Programs

References – References – Depression Treatment and Programs

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