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C1858 Understanding Elderly Mental Health, DSM5 (Class 3)

Date: 23 Nov 2018

Hong Kong

Mental problems occur in all ages. Having good mental health throughout life does not ensure immunity from neurocognitive disorders, severe depression and other mental disorders in the senior years of life. In fact, some studies show elderly people are at a greater risk of suffering from mental disorders compared with younger people. However, many of these illnesses can be accurately diagnosed and treated.

To equip helping professionals who work with the elderly in the community, this course will offer latest knowledge of common Elderly Disorders in New DSM-5, the skills for handling assessments and treatment of several types of elderly disorders with their epidemiology, assessment, pharmacological and psychosocial intervention. Special efforts will also be given to the integration of concept and practice through lecture, exercise, sharing and case discussions.

Course Objective

To equip participants with latest knowledge of common Elderly Disorders in New DSM-5 and management of the three important elderly mental issues: Neurocognitive Disorders, Elderly Depression & Parkinson’s Disease.

Course Content

- Overview the Common Elderly Mental Disorders in New DSM-5

- Update Concepts of Neurocognitive Disorders, Elderly Depression & Parkinson’s Disease

- Epidemiology, risk factors, clinical features, diagnosis, causes, assessment and staging on these elderly mental disorders

- Screening methods and contemporary pharmacological and non-pharmacological management of these conditions


Dr. Chiu Siu Nin

After graduating from the medical school of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Dr. Chiu began his public psychiatric service. He obtained his psychiatric professional qualification in UK in 1994.

Before start his private practicing in May 2007, he had been the Senior Medical Officer of Kwai Chung Hospital for more than 14 years

Duration: 9:30am – 5:30pm

Venue: Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC), Rm 201, 2/F, 3 Tsui Ping Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon

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Contact: Email Organizer

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Special Offer : HK$1,130- Enroll the course one month or more prior to the event

Group Discount : HK$50-discount /each for group of 3 or above

Language: English

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