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.
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