This publication gives a high level overview of findings regarding the efficacy of complimentary and alternative medicine for common geriatric conditions. 6 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

This systematic review investigates the impact of anxiety and depression on outcomes in patients with osteoarthritis and summarizes the unique challenges that these comorbidities bring. 11 pages. Last reviewed August 2018.

The aim of this study was to compare clinical and psychosocial characteristics of older adults aged 70 and over who had attempted suicide. 10 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This American resource guide is comprised of four parts; recognizing and responding to older adult behavioural health issues, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, navigating medicaid behavioural health and self-care for staff. 16 pages. Last Reviewed July 2018.

This publication reviews a number of risk factors, appropriate screening and intervention in a primary care setting. 12 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This publication provides an overview of risk factors as well as gaps in knowledge. Future directions for research are recommended. 6 pages. Last reviewed July 2018.

This report presents key findings on physical, mental, and social aspects of aging using data collected from 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85. It highlights insights related to: physical and psychological health, loneliness and social isolation, caregiving and care receiving, transportation and mobility, work and retirement, physical function, disability and falls, lesbian, gay and bisexual aging, and lifestyle and behaviour, among others. 210 pages. Last reviewed May 2018.

The Institute for Life Course & Aging is offering this 4 week online workshop April 9th to May 6th.  The workshop covers an introduction to anxiety disorders in older adutls, life transitions and anxiety, evidence based treatments for anxiety and determing the most helpful therapeutic approach. More information is provided in pdf download. To register for this workshop click here.

This reading list provides links to and summaries of a variety of open source resources related to mental health and older adults. 3 pages.

Trauma is a natural emotional reaction to terrible experiences that involve actual or threatened serious harm to oneself or others. However, for some people, the thoughts or memories of these events seriously affect their lives, long after any real danger has passed. This is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a serious anxiety disorder.