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Top 10 CME Activities in the Past Week

  1. 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.

  2. New Mechanisms, New Opportunities: Integrating Novel Antidepressants in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

    Citrome et al

    New mechanisms of action present new opportunities to improve outcomes for patients with depression. Listen to a panel of experts discuss best practices and novel antidepressants at the 2019 ASCP Annual Meeting.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Disclosure of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: Patient- and Care Partner-Centric Decision-Making and Communication

    Goldfarb et al

    Disclosing a diagnosis of dementia can be one of the most challenging aspects of care for clinicians. But doing so in a timely fashion benefits patients and their care partners. In this CME activity, learn about using patient-centered communication and following a structured process to disclose the diagnosis.

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

    Melissa P. DelBello

    Children whose bipolar disorder is inadequately treated often grow into adults who are unable to manage their illness. Read this 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.

  9. Enhancing the Treatment of Patients With Schizophrenia Through Continuous Care

    Lauriello and Perkins

    Interruptions in treatment increase the risk of relapse in patients with schizophrenia. Read this Academic Highlights activity to learn about factors that contribute to nonadherence, effective methods for monitoring adherence, and strategies for ensuring continuous treatment.

  10. Managing Transitions in Care and Adherence to Improve Outcomes in Schizophrenia

    Lauriello and Perkins

    Relapse of schizophrenia often occurs due to treatment nonadherence. Long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics can improve adherence but are underused. Watch this Webcast to hear interviews with patients and learn from experts how LAIs may translate into clinical benefit.