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Top 10 CME Activities in the Past Week

  1. Current and Emerging Treatments to Address Unmet Needs in MDD

    Michael E. Thase

    Most people who experience a depressive episode are greatly impaired by it. No one-size-fits-all therapy is available, and most patients require multiple treatment steps. Check out this CME activity to learn about current and emerging strategies for managing MDD.

  2. Getting to Remission: Differentiating Residual Symptoms From Treatment Side Effects in Major Depressive Disorder

    Roger S. McIntyre

    Despite the availability of effective treatments for MDD, many individuals have difficulty achieving remission. Residual symptoms can be difficult to differentiate from treatment side effects. Through 2 comic-based case presentations, this CME activity depicts common clinical scenarios and provides evidence-based strategies for effectively identifying and managing residual symptoms of MDD.

  3. Using Screening Tools and Diagnosing Bipolar Disorder in Pediatric Patients

    Manpreet K. Singh

    At least half of the cases of bipolar disorder begin in childhood or adolescence. How do you decide whether a young patient's symptoms indicate bipolar disorder? Read this CME Brief Report to learn about reliable tools and methods to identify bipolar disorder in pediatric patients.

  4. Migraine Headache: Diagnosis and Current and Emerging Preventive Treatments

    Lipton and Silberstein

    Most people with primary headache disorders, such as migraine, are undiagnosed. Read this PCC Supplement for updated classifications and assessments for patients with headache disorders and ways to identify and educate patients who are candidates for preventive treatment.

  5. Improving the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

    Findling and Chang

    Pediatric patients with bipolar disorder are at risk for poor long-term outcomes, but with careful screening, clinicians may be able to detect early signs or symptoms. Read this CME Academic Highlights in which experts discuss recognition and diagnosis of bipolar disorder in the pediatric population and options for effective treatment.

  6. A Retrospective Comparative Effectiveness Study of Medications for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Routine Practice

    Shiner et al

    How do treatments for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compare in routine clinical practice? Read this CME retrospective study of patient records for a look at real-life outcomes. Patients were taking fluoxetine, paroxetine, sertraline, topiramate, or venlafaxine, and some had concurrent psychotherapy.

  7. Tardive Dyskinesia: Recognition, Patient Assessment, and Differential Diagnosis

    Jain and Correll

    Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is an involuntary movement disorder associated with antipsychotic treatment. Because of the serious and potentially irreversible nature of TD, accurate diagnosis is crucial. However, the risk may be underestimated, and diagnosing TD can be challenging, with early signs easily missed. To learn more, read this ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS, in which experts review the prevalence, phenomenology, risk factors, and impact of TD, illustrated by case examples, and provide valuable clinical information to guide early recognition and accurate diagnosis.

  8. Effective Management Approaches for Psychosis in Patients With Parkinson Disease

    Pahwa and Kremens

    Are you familiar with diagnostic criteria for Parkinson disease psychosis (PDP)? Do you know which psychotic symptoms occur in the majority of patients with PD? Read this CME supplement by 2 experts in the field for an update on PDP symptoms and treatments.

  9. Treating Bipolar Disorder in Pediatric Patients and Educating Patients and Parents

    Melissa DelBello

    Children whose bipolar disorder is inadequately treated often grow into adults who are unable to manage their illness. Read this new Brief Report to discover the most effective treatment strategies to help patients and families learn to control and cope with their bipolar disorder, particularly episodes of depression, as they advance towards adulthood.

  10. Cognitive Assessment of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias in Clinical Practice: Pragmatics of Brief Instruments and Neuropsychological Evaluation

    Shaughnessy et al

    Meaningful benefits can be derived from the evaluation of cognition in older adults when there is possible cognitive impairment and dementia. In this CME activity, experts explain how brief cognitive assessment tools and neuropsychological evaluations can aid diagnosis and inform a management plan.