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Challenging Cases in Depression: Treating to Better Patient Outcomes

Challenging Cases in Depression: Treating to Better Patient Outcomes


Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1 hour


December 19, 2012


November 14, 2014

Accredited Provider

Jointly sponsored by The Foundation for Care Management and CME-University

Program Description

Major depression affects approximately 15 million American adults or about 8% of the U.S. population age 18 and older in a given year. This online activity is designed to educate healthcare professions on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with depression and also provide patient education tools to help improve patient outcomes.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Determine the best-use practices for various antidepressants including SNRIs, SSRIs, Bupropion, and TCAs
  • Apply evidence-based use of atypical neuroleptics
  • Describe the benefits, limitations, and appropriate application of psycho-social interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Problem Solving Therapy, Interpersonal Psycho Therapy
  • Utilize the Patient Health Questionnaire PHQ-9 for Depression to objectively assess patient outcomes to determine improvement or need to change treatment


Matthew E. Layton, MD, PhD
Program Director, UW Psychiatry Residency - Spokane Track
Clinical Associate Professor, UW Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Associate Professor, WWAMI Medical Education Program
University of Washington
Spokane, WA

Dr. Layton has no significant financial interest in any of the products or manufacturers mentioned.


Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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