August 6, 2013
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
As America’s population ages, the need for mental and behavioral health services continues to increase. One in five older persons suffers from a diagnosable psychiatric illness and the number of persons age 65 and older with a psychiatric disorder will more than double over the coming decades. These disorders can substantially impair functioning and can result in unnecessary hospitalizations and nursing home placement, poorer health outcomes, and increased rates of mortality. Fortunately, there have been dramatic advances in our understanding of these disorders over the last decade and major gains in developing new treatments. Effective treatments are now available for most of these disorders, resulting in increased functioning and greater quality of life. This seminar will talk about the mental health issues that can affect the elderly, and the current treatments that are used to assist them.
Todd Mulliken,MS, has over 20 years of clinical experience in the areas of anxiety, depressive, and personality disorders; marital counseling-specializing in affair recovery, and counseling families dealing with parenting issues. Todd has written 3 books including: “The State of Affairs..why they happen and how love can be restored.” Todd consults with the Minnesota Institute of Public Health and is a adjunct professor at MCTC and Metropolitan State. Todd’s website is: www.toddmulliken.com
Venue: Golden Valley Office