The Role of Insomnia in Depression and Anxiety: Its Impact on Functioning, Treatment, and Outcomes
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.
Measuring and Managing Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia
Cognitive impairment is present in almost all patients with schizophrenia, yet it often receives less clinical attention than positive and negative symptoms. Read this supplement to help identify, monitor, and manage these symptoms in your patients.
Recognition and Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
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.
Recognizing and Managing Insomnia in Primary Care and Specialty Settings
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.
Enhancing Approaches to the Identification and Management of Pseudobulbar Affect
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.
Recognizing and Assessing Risk Factors for Difficult-to-Treat Depression and Treatment-Resistant Depression
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.
Benzodiazepine Use and Risk of Mortality Among Patients With Schizophrenia: A Retrospective Longitudinal Study
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.
Improving the Care and Management of Patients With Inadequate Response to Depression Treatment
With only about one-third of patients with depression responding to their initial treatment trial, clinicians face the challenge of managing patients with poor response or treatment-resistant depression. In this Supplement, learn to identify difficult-to-treat types of depression, to select evidence-based treatments, to adjust treatment in a timely manner, and to coordinate care of comorbid conditions to improve patient outcomes.
Importance of Restoring Function in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder
Restoring function in areas like home, work, and relationships is an important treatment goal for patients with depression. Here, find practical rating scales to monitor areas of functioning and discover specific interventions to target these impairments.
Implementing Appropriate Treatment Strategies for Varying Types of Depression
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.