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Challenging Cases in Depression: Treating to Better Patient Outcomes
Time to Complete
December 19, 2012
November 14, 2014
Jointly sponsored by The Foundation for Care Management and CME-University
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.
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