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Top 10 CME Activities in the Past Week

  1. Recognition and Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

    Robert L. Findling (Chair) et al

    Do you find the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder challenging? Read this CME supplement to learn about the phenomenology and differential diagnosis of bipolar disorders in children and adolescents as well as evidence-based pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions. With effective treatment and the support of their families, young patients with bipolar disorder can learn to manage the illness and become independent, healthy adults.

  2. The Role of Insomnia in Depression and Anxiety: Its Impact on Functioning, Treatment, and Outcomes

    Andrew Cutler

    The case of 42-year-old Mrs C illustrates the common combination of anxious depression and sleep problems. In this activity, learn about the relationship between these disorders and find effective strategies to treat insomnia with depression and anxiety.

  3. Enhancing Approaches to the Identification and Management of Pseudobulbar Affect

    David W. Crumpacker

    Pseudobulbar affect has been unrecognized and untreated for too long. Engage in this activity and watch its brief videos to learn about this embarrassing, socially limiting condition so you can better help your patients.

  4. Managing Medical Comorbidities in Patients With Depression to Improve Overall Prognosis

    Michael E. Thase

    What additional precautions should be taken when a patient presents with symptoms of depression as well as medical comorbidities? Consider the options as you review this new Case and Comment activity about Tony, a 64-year-old man whose treatment-resistant depression is more difficult to manage due to medical conditions.

  5. Benzodiazepine Use and Risk of Mortality Among Patients With Schizophrenia: A Retrospective Longitudinal Study

    Fontanella et al

    Do you prescribe benzodiazepines to your patients with schizophrenia? Learn more about the risk-benefit profile of this strategy by reading this journal CME study. The findings on mortality risk may surprise you.

  6. Implementing Appropriate Treatment Strategies for Varying Types of Depression

    Roger S. McIntyre

    What steps should be taken when your patient does not respond adequately to antidepressant medication and has symptoms that may indicate the presence of several diagnoses? Review this Case and Comment activity to analyze the case of Melissa, an architect whose treatment-resistant depression may be masking other diagnoses.

  7. Recognizing and Assessing Risk Factors for Difficult-to-Treat Depression and Treatment-Resistant Depression

    Bradley Gaynes

    What should you do when your patients do not respond adequately to antidepressant therapy? Review this new Case and Comment activity to learn more about Alice's depressive episode and how you can help your patients like Alice achieve remission.

  8. Recognizing and Managing Insomnia in Primary Care and Specialty Settings

    Krystal and Sorscher

    Watch this webcast to see two patient cases with different sleep difficulties. Listen as the faculty discuss these cases and give evaluation tools and treatment strategies that will help you manage patients with sleep problems in your own practice.

  9. Challenges in the Recognition and Treatment of Binge-Eating Disorder

    Susan G. Kornstein (Chair) et al

    Binge-eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder but is often overlooked. Consequences of binge eating may include psychological distress, obesity, and metabolic symptoms. Read this CME Supplement to better recognize the signs and symptoms of BED and to provide appropriate evidence-based care.

  10. A Systematic Review of the Evidence for Medical Marijuana in Psychiatric Indications

    Wilkinson et al

    Marijuana has been approved in many US states to treat a number of psychiatric conditions, including posttraumatic stress disorder, agitation in Alzheimer’s disease, and Tourette’s disorder. But what is the strength of evidence for the efficacy of marijuana and other cannabinoids for these psychiatric indications? Learn more by reading this CME journal article.