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ONLINE SPACE DEDICATED TO PRESCRIPTION IMPROVEMENT IN THE EDERLY An online theme website dedicated to improving the prescription drug in the elderly, including psychotropic drugs, is available on www.has.sante.fr. This space provides health professionals and the public: - Key messages - Clinical experiences and tools for improvement practices - Reference texts - Useful links (such as the Morphée network) PROGRAM 2007 - 2010 - Benchmark Figures “Improving the prescription of psychotropic drugs in the French elderly” A link toward INPES website on this topic (depression) is included. Depression The specific program Psycho-SA (Psychotherapeutic and elderly) includes aid targeted on situations leading to the prescription of psychotropic drugs including depression (cf. paragraph vocational programs). Guidelines and tools Appraisal step 2008 to stop benzodiazepines are available. There are also 4 clinical cases underlining the indications and difficulty of the BZD withdrawal and a memo on the motivational interview. WHAT WE KNOW Depression is common in the elderly and is strongly linked to the presence of 2009-2010 TO BE CONTINUED ... somatic conditions, geographical or social environment and life events (bereavement, institution confinement). HAS wants to develop with the professionals programs targeted at stop This disease is insufficiently diagnosed particularly among the elderly.

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ONLINE SPACE DEDICATED TO PRESCRIPTION IMPROVEMENT IN THE EDERLY   Anonline themewebsite dedicated to improving the prescription drug in the elderly, including psychotropic drugs, is availableon www.has.sante.fr. This space provides health professionals and the public: -Key messages -Clinical experiences and tools for improvement practices -Reference texts -Useful links(such as the Morphée network) -Benchmark Figures  A link toward INPES website on this topic (depression) is included.  The specific program Psycho-SA (Psychotherapeutic and elderly) includes aid targeted on situations leading to the prescription of psychotropic drugs including depression (cf. paragraph vocational programs). Guidelines and tools to stop benzodiazepines are available. There are also 4 clinical cases underlining the indications and difficulty of the BZD withdrawal and a memo on the motivational interview.    2009-2010 TO BE CONTINUED...    HAS wants to develop with the professionals programs targeted at stop tranquilizers to reduce significantly the consumption of these drugs in the elderly. This work will also be conducted with pharmacists faced with requests from patients. Monitoring the consumption of tranquilizers achieved by age-groups will permit during the next two years, the measuring of these intervention’s results .  After the success of the first thematic meetings of HAS (28th 2008) to May "improve the prescription drug in the very old" with psychotropic drugs, a new national day of presentations and exchanges of experience among health professionals will be held in May 2009. This day is open to all. You may already subscribe by writing to this email address programmespilotes@has-sante.fr   
  Haute Autorité de santé – 2, avenue du Stade de France – 93218 SAINT-DENIS LA PLAINE CEDEX Tél. : 01 55 93 70 00 – Fax : 01 55 93 74 00 –as.hwwwf.etnas-r 
 
           PROGRAM2007 - 2010  “Improving the prescription of psychotropic drugs  in the French elderly”    Depressi n o     Appraisal step 2008      WHAT WE KNOW  Depressionis common in the elderly and is strongly linked to the presence of somatic conditions, geographical or social environment and life events (bereavement, institution confinement).  This disease is insufficiently diagnosed particularly among the elderly. The presence of signs of anxiety often leads to prescription of benzodiazepines, drugs that are not effective in treating depression.   A "depressive feeling" is not a depression! Feeling sad, to be "depressed" does not necessarily mean that we suffer from depression. These are facts of life. To speak therefore of depression and this illness, these disturbances in mood must be multiple and well characterized.   Source: "Depression, know more to succeed" national institute for prevention and education for health (INPES), 2007