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MultimediaMost patients with major depressive disorder will not achieve remission with initial treatment. Strategies to increase the likelihood of achieving remission include regularly measuring response, assessing adverse effects and adherence, addressing non-mood symptoms, and knowing when to switch or augment antidepressants. In this CME Health Spectrum activity, follow 2 patient cases that illustrate these topics. [top]

Advanced Topics in Major Depressive Disorder: Practical Strategies to Improve Remission

Advanced Topics in Major Depressive Disorder: Practical Strategies to Improve Remission

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Complicated OCD: Issues of Comorbidity and Clinical Challenges

Presentation and Treatment of Complicated Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Charles F. Brady, PhD, ABPP

Depression: Addressing Partial Response After First-Line Antidepressant Treatment

Strategies for Achieving Full Remission When First-Line Antidepressants Are Not Enough

Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

Schizophrenia: Using Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics to Improve Treatment Adherence

Addressing Barriers to Using Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics and Appropriately Monitoring Antipsychotic Adverse Effects

Christoph U. Correll, MD

Schizophrenia: When First-Line Treatment Fails

Addressing Nonresponse in Schizophrenia

John M. Kane, MD

Evidence for Using L-Methylfolate Combined With Antidepressants in MDD

Evidence for the Use of l-Methylfolate Combined With Antidepressants in MDD

Maurizio Fava, MD (Chair), et al

Managing Bipolar Disorder From Urgent Situations to Maintenance Therapy

A Clinician's View of the Data on Bipolar Disorder

Noel C. Gardner, MD

CME From JCPWhen you see older patients, do you verify the appropriateness of their prescribed psychotropic drugs? Prescriptions of antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and sedative-hypnotics have increased in this population, even among patients with no mental health diagnosis. Read this journal CME article comparing trends in psychiatry versus primary care. [top]

JCP CME Activities

National Trends in Antidepressant, Benzodiazepine, and Other Sedative-Hypnotic Treatment of Older Adults in Psychiatric and Primary Care

Donovan T. Maust, Frederic C. Blow, Ilse R. Wiechers, Helen C. Kales, and Steven C. Marcus

Short-Term Naturalistic Treatment Outcomes in Cigarette Smokers With Substance Abuse and/or Mental Illness

Short-Term Naturalistic Treatment Outcomes in Cigarette Smokers With Substance Abuse and/or Mental Illness

Risa B. Gershon Grand, Sun Hwang, Juliette Han, Tony George, and Arthur L. Brody

CME From PCCThe symptoms of dementia and depression frequently overlap. What are the best steps to take to differentiate between dementia and depression? Follow along with this case report to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of a 50-year-old woman with cognitive impairment, bipolar II disorder, and a family history of Alzheimer's disease. [top]

PCC CME Activities

Mood Versus Memory

Anna D. Burke, William J. Burke, Garrett H. Riggs, David A. Weidman, and Jacquelynn N. Copeland

Mixed Specifier for Bipolar Mania and Depression: Highlights of DSM-5 Changes and Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment in Primary Care

Jia Hu, Rodrigo Mansur, and Roger S. McIntyre

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