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Top 10 CME Activities in the Past Week

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Cognitive Impairment in Patients With Depression: Awareness, Assessment, and Management

    Larry Culpepper (Chair), et al

    Is cognitive impairment keeping your patients with MDD from achieving full functional recovery? In this Academic Highlights, leading experts in MDD discuss the burden associated with cognitive impairment, effective strategies for assessing cognitive function, and available pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Diagnosing and Treating Patients With Mixed Features

    Rakesh Jain (Chair) et al

    Descriptions of mixed states can be found in the writings of ancient Greek physicians, and the concept continues to be refined. In this CME activity, join experts as they review the current diagnostic criteria for depressive episodes with mixed features, the risk of developing bipolar disorder in patients with this diagnosis, and recent treatment guidelines.

  8. 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.

  9. Parkinson Disease: Current and Emerging Treatment Strategies

    Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora

    Although levodopa is effective for treating Parkinson disease, physicians and patients face significant management challenges related to disease progression. Patients may develop fluctuations in motor symptoms and dyskinesias as well as nonmotor symptoms. Review this CME Brief Report activity to learn about new and emerging treatment options to manage patients’ symptoms.

  10. Reconsidering Insomnia as a Disorder Rather Than Just a Symptom in Psychiatric Practice

    Ruth M. Benca and Daniel J. Buysse

    Insomnia is often considered a symptom of psychiatric disorders when it actually needs to be addressed as a separate disorder. Read this CME Academic Highlights in which experts discuss ways to evalute patients with insomnia and to safely and effectively implement behavioral and pharmacologic treatments.