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Liu et al

Journal CME

Depression and Anxiety in the Postpartum Period and Risk of Bipolar Disorder: A Danish Nationwide Register-Based Cohort Study

Xiaoqin Liu, Esben Agerbo, Jiong Li, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, Veerle Bergink, and Trine Munk-Olsen

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 5/31/2019 | Keywords: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety

Consistent evidence has correlated postpartum psychosis with later conversion to bipolar disorder, but nonpsychotic affective disorders are more common in the postpartum period. Could these less severe episodes following childbirth also be markers of underlying bipolar disorder? Read this journal CME research article to learn more.

Maust et al

Journal CME

National Trends in Antidepressant, Benzodiazepine, and Other Sedative-Hypnotic Treatment of Older Adults in Psychiatric and Primary Care

Donovan T. Maust, Frederic C. Blow, Ilse R. Wiechers, Helen C. Kales, and Steven C. Marcus

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 4/30/2019 | Keywords: depression, anxiety, insomnia, dementia

When you see older patients, do you verify the appropriateness of their prescribed psychotropic drugs? Prescriptions of antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and sedative-hypnotics have increased in this population, even among patients with no mental health diagnosis. Read this journal CME article comparing trends in psychiatry versus primary care.

Epperson et al

Journal CME

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Risk for First-Episode Major Depression During the Menopause Transition

Cynthia Neill Epperson, Mary D. Sammel, Tracy L. Bale, Deborah R. Kim, Sarah Conlin, Stephanie Scalice, Katharine Freeman, and Ellen W. Freeman

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 3/31/2019 | Keyword: depression

The risk of a first episode of depression increases during perimenopause and early postmenopause. What is the role of childhood adversity in the onset of major depressive disorder during the menopause transition? Read this journal CME article to learn about new research results.

Zimmerman et al

Journal CME

Identifying Remission From Depression on 3 Self-Report Scales

Mark Zimmerman, Emily Walsh, Michael Friedman, Daniela A. Boerescu, and Naureen Attiullah

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 2/28/2019 | Keyword: depression

Experts in the treatment of depression have emphasized the importance of striving for remission. But how do you know when your patient's depression has remitted? Do different standardized scales find similar results? Learn more in this CME article by Zimmerman and coworkers.

Marengoni et al

Journal CME

Adherence to Selective Serotonin and Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor Prescriptions Affects Overall Medication Adherence in Older Persons: Evidence From the Italian Nationwide OsMed Health-DB Database

Alessandra Marengoni, Graziano Onder, Luca Degli Esposti, Pierluigi Russo, Diego Sangiorgi, Stefano Buda, Massimo Fini, Niccolò Marchionni, Stefano Bonassi, Federica Mammarella, Walter Marrocco, Giuseppe Pozzi, Katie Palmer, Alessandro Monaco, Sergio Pecorelli, Luca Pani, on behalf of the Geriatrics Steering Committee of the Italian Medicines Agency on behalf of the OsMed Health-DB Network

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 12/31/2018 | Keywords: depression, medical conditions

Depression is common in the elderly, a population often having multiple prescribed treatments due to chronic multimorbidity. Read this CME article to learn how often antidepressants are prescribed and adhered to in this population and how antidepressant adherence affects overall medication adherence.

Simoons et al

Journal CME

Medication Discrepancies at Outpatient Departments for Mood and Anxiety Disorders in the Netherlands: Risks and Clinical Relevance

Mirjam Simoons, Hans Mulder, Arne J. Risselada, Frederik W. Wilmink, Robert Schoevers, Henricus G. Ruhé, and Eric N. van Roon

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 11/30/2018 | Keywords: depression, anxiety

Patients often take both psychiatric and general medical drugs, prescribed by different practitioners, as well as nonprescription drugs. If you lack complete and up-to-date medication data for your patients, how can you correctly evaluate their clinical status and adjust the medication regimen that you've prescribed? Read this CME article to learn about the need to improve medication reconciliation procedures.

Cox et al

Journal CME

The Perinatal Depression Treatment Cascade: Baby Steps Toward Improving Outcomes

Elizabeth Q. Cox, Nathaniel A. Sowa, Samantha E. Meltzer-Brody, and Bradley N. Gaynes

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 9/30/2018 | Keyword: depression

Perinatal depression is common and can have serious implications for both the mother and child. However, the authors of this review found that over 90% of women with antenatal or postpartum depression receive inadequate treatment. Read this CME activity so that your patients won't go undiagnosed and untreated.

Simon et al

Journal CME

Risk of Suicide Attempt and Suicide Death Following Completion of the Patient Health Questionnaire Depression Module in Community Practice

Gregory E. Simon, Karen J. Coleman, Rebecca C. Rossom, Arne Beck, Malia Oliver, Eric Johnson, Ursula Whiteside, Belinda Operskalski, Robert B. Penfold, Susan M. Shortreed, and Carolyn Rutter

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 2/28/2018 | Keyword: depression

When your patients complete the Patient Health Questionnaire, they are asked about the frequency of suicidal thoughts. For patients who indicate suicidal ideation, how long does their suicide risk last? How does clinical intervention change the risk? To learn more, read this journal CME study.

Lee et al

Journal CME

Antidepressant Treatment and Risk of Dementia: A Population-Based, Retrospective Case-Control Study

Cynthia Wei-Sheng Lee, Cheng-Li Lin, Fung-Chang Sung, Ji-An Liang, and Chia-Hung Kao

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 1/31/2018 | Keywords: depression, dementia

Previous studies have demonstrated that depression may be a risk factor for dementia. Does the risk of dementia change when people take antidepressants? Learn more about research findings in this journal CME study, which compared the histories of antidepressant use in patients with and without dementia.

Baer et al

Journal CME

Prevalence and Impact of Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Depression: A STAR*D Report

Lee Baer, Madhukar H. Trivedi, Ilana Huz, A. John Rush, Stephen R. Wisniewski, and Maurizio Fava

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 12/31/2017 | Keywords: depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder

When you treat patients for major depressive disorder, do you screen them for obsessive-compulsive symptoms? Read this journal CME activity based on STAR*D data to learn more about how obsessions and compulsions affect depression remission and how you can identify them.

Olfson et al

Journal CME

Antipsychotic Treatment of Adults in the United States

Mark Olfson, Marissa King, and Michael Schoenbaum

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 10/31/2017 | Keywords: dementia, depression

When you prescribe antipsychotic agents, do you record a diagnosis of mental illness? Do you prescribe them long-term for patients with dementia? Read this journal CME activity to find out about prescription trends.

Hoertel et al

Journal CME

Childhood Maltreatment and Risk of Suicide Attempt: A Nationally Representative Study

Nicolas Hoertel, Silvia Franco, Melanie M. Wall, Maria A. Oquendo, Shuai Wang, Frédéric Limosin, and Carlos Blanco

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 7/31/2017 | Keywords: personality disorders, depression, anxiety, substance use disorders

Which types of childhood maltreatment are associated with greater risk of suicide attempt in adulthood? Are child abuse or neglect associated with an earlier age at first suicide attempt? Do psychopathology and sociodemographic characteristics affect the association between childhood maltreatment and suicide attempt? Explore answers to these questions in this CME journal article.

Smith et al

Journal CME

Depression and Multimorbidity: A Cross-Sectional Study of 1,751,841 Patients in Primary Care

Daniel J. Smith, Helen Court, Gary McLean, Daniel Martin, Julie Langan Martin, Bruce Guthrie, Jane Gunn, and Stewart W. Mercer

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 11/30/2017 | Keywords: depression, medical conditions

How do you help your patients receive coordinated medical and psychiatric care? A study of nearly 144,000 people with depression reports that 68% have at least 1 comorbid physical health condition. Read this journal CME article to see why health care systems must be structured to manage multiple conditions concurrently rather than to use a single-disease approach.

Mittal et al

Journal CME

Demographic, Economic, and Clinical Correlates of Depression Treatment Response in an Underserved Primary Care Population

Dinesh Mittal, Lakshminarayana Chekuri, Liya Lu, and John C. Fortney

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 8/31/2017 | Keywords: depression, None, None, None

Can you predict your patients' depression treatment response using demographic, clinical, and socioeconomic variables? Read this CME activity from The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry to learn the results of a study of response to collaborative care for depression in federally qualified health centers.

Gaynes et al

Journal CME

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Bradley N. Gaynes, Stacey W. Lloyd, Linda Lux, Gerald Gartlehner, Richard A. Hansen, Shannon Brode, Daniel E. Jonas, Tammeka Swinson Evans, Meera Viswanathan, and Kathleen N. Lohr

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 5/31/2017 | Keywords: depression, None, None, None

When your patients' major depressive disorder has not remitted after 2 antidepressant trials of adequate dose and duration, do you consider repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)? Read this CME activity from The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry for a review of available studies on the use of rTMS in patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Companion CME Activities [Series Home Page]

Burke et al

PCC CME

Mood Versus Memory

Anna D. Burke, William J. Burke, Garrett H. Riggs, David A. Weidman, and Jacquelynn N. Copeland

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 4/30/2019 | Keywords: Alzheimer's, bipolar depression

The symptoms of dementia and depression frequently overlap. What are the best steps to take to differentiate between dementia and depression? Follow along with this case report to learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of a 50-year-old woman with cognitive impairment, bipolar II disorder, and a family history of Alzheimer's disease.

Penders et al

PCC CME

Bright Light Therapy as Augmentation of Pharmacotherapy for Treatment of Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Thomas M. Penders, Cornel N. Stanciu, Alexander M. Schoemann, Phillip T. Ninan, Richard Bloch, and Sy A. Saeed

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 10/11/2019 | Keyword: depression

When your patients' depressive episodes have not fully remitted with antidepressant therapy, do you consider augmenting with bright light therapy? This treatment modality is accepted for seasonal depression, but a meta-analysis suggests that its efficacy extends to nonseasonal episodes as well. Learn more in this journal CME activity.

Weinreb et al

PCC CME

Managing Depression Among Homeless Mothers: Pilot Testing an Adapted Collaborative Care Intervention

Linda Weinreb, Carole C. Upshur, Debbian Fletcher-Blake, George Reed, and Christine Frisard

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 4/30/2018 | Keyword: depression

Homeless mothers have high rates of mental and physical health problems and often have had multiple traumatic experiences. Although depression is common, most homeless mothers do not receive treatment for it. Therefore, targeting this population for depression screening in primary care settings, including shelter-based clinics, has the potential to more readily engage these women in treatment for depression and their other medical and mental health issues. Read this CME article to learn more.

Chakravorty et al

PCC CME

Sleep Duration and Insomnia Symptoms as Risk Factors for Suicidal Ideation in a Nationally Representative Sample

Subhajit Chakravorty, H.Y. Katy Siu, Linden Lalley-Chareczko, Gregory K. Brown, James C. Findley, Michael L. Perlis, and Michael A. Grandner

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 12/31/2017 | Keywords: sleep disorders, depression

Do you screen for depressive disorder and suicidal ideation in patients complaining of insomnia and abnormal sleep duration? Read this journal CME article to learn about recent research on this topic.

Czech et al

PCC CME

Association Between Specific Depression Symptoms and Glycemic Control Among Patients With Comorbid Type 2 Diabetes and Provisional Depression

Stephanie J. Czech, Susan M. Orsillo, Paul A. Pirraglia, Thomas M. English, and Alexa J. Connell

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 10/31/2017 | Keywords: depression, medical conditions, insomnia

Do you treat patients with type 2 diabetes who also have depression? Did you know that assessing and managing sleep problems might improve glycemic control in these patients? Read this journal CME article for more information.

Shane J. McInerney and Sidney H. Kennedy

PCC CME

Review of Evidence for Use of Antidepressants in Bipolar Depression

Shane J. McInerney, MB, MSc, MRCPsych, and Sidney H. Kennedy, MD, FRCPC

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 10/31/2017 | Keywords: bipolar depression, None, None, None

Antidepressants are used in up to 50% of patients with bipolar depression. Do you prescribe them for your patients? Read this brief review to find out whether antidepressants work in bipolar depression and whether any benefits exceed risks, such as induction of (hypo)mania and rapid cycling.

Blasco-Fontecilla et al

PCC CME

A Cross-Sectional Study of Major Repeaters: A Distinct Phenotype of Suicidal Behavior

Hilario Blasco-Fontecilla, MD, PhD; Isabelle Jaussent, PhD; Emilie Olié, MD, PhD; Severine Béziat, MSc; Sebastien Guillaume, MD, Paula Artieda-Urrutia, Enrique Baca-Garcia, Jose de Leon, and Philippe Courtet

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 8/31/2017 | Keywords: substance use disorders, eating disorders, depression, None

Can people become addicted to suicidal behavior? Do individuals who attempt suicide 5 times or more represent a distinct phenotype among those with suicidal behavior? Read this journal CME article to learn more about the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients who repeatedly attempt suicide.

Ionescu et al

PCC CME

Pharmacologic Treatment of Dimensional Anxious Depression: A Review

Dawn F. Ionescu, Mark J. Niciu, Erica M. Richards, and Carlos A. Zarate, Jr

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 6/30/2017 | Keywords: depression, anxiety, None, None

Did you know that anxious symptoms affect about half of patients with depression? To note the effects of anxiety within depression, the DSM-5 added an “anxious distress” specifier to the diagnosis of major depressive disorder. In this CME activity from The Primary Care Companion, read about the outcomes and side effect burden associated with anxious depression.

Advanced Topics in Major Depressive Disorder: Practical Strategies to Improve Remission [Series Home Page]

Rakesh Jain

Health Spectrum

Advanced Topics in Major Depressive Disorder: Practical Strategies to Improve Remission

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 2.00 | Expires: 4/30/2018 | Keyword: depression

Most patients with major depressive disorder will not achieve remission with initial treatment. Strategies to increase the likelihood of achieving remission include regularly measuring response, assessing adverse effects and adherence, addressing non-mood symptoms, and knowing when to switch or augment antidepressants. In this CME Health Spectrum activity, follow 2 patient cases that illustrate these topics.

Challenges in the Recognition and Treatment of Binge-Eating Disorder [Series Home Page]

Biological Therapies in Psychiatry Newsletter 2016 [Series Home Page]

Recognition and Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder [Series Home Page]

Robert L. Findling (Chair) et al

Journal Supplement

Recognition and Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Robert L. Findling, MD, MBA (Chair), et al

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 3.00 | Expires: 8/31/2018 | Keywords: bipolar disorder, bipolar mania, bipolar depression

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.

Improving the Care and Management of Patients With Inadequate Response to Depression Treatment [Series Home Page]

Michael E. Thase

Case & Comment

Managing Medical Comorbidities in Patients With Depression to Improve Overall Prognosis

Michael E. Thase, MD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 7/31/2018 | Keywords: depression, medical conditions

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.

George I. Papakostas

Case & Comment

Identifying Patients Who Need a Change in Depression Treatment and Implementing That Change

George I. Papakostas, MD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 6/30/2018 | Keyword: depression

What steps should be taken when you are presented with a patient who has been previously treated by a primary care provider but has been unresponsive to treatment? Gain insight into the challenges of treatment-resistant depression by exploring this new Case and Comment activity focused on Robert, a 55-year-old accountant.

Roger S. McIntyre

Case & Comment

Implementing Appropriate Treatment Strategies for Varying Types of Depression

Roger S. McIntyre, MD, FRCPC

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 4/30/2018 | Keywords: depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety

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.

Bradley Gaynes

Case & Comment

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

Bradley Gaynes, MD, MPH

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 4/30/2018 | Keyword: 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.

Bradley Gaynes (Chair), et al

Journal Supplement

Improving the Care and Management of Patients With Inadequate Response to Depression Treatment

Bradley Gaynes, MD, MPH (Chair), et al

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 2.50 | Expires: 1/31/2018 | Keyword: depression

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.

Enhancing Approaches to the Identification and Management of Pseudobulbar Affect [Series Home Page]

David W. Crumpacker

Psychlopedia

Enhancing Approaches to the Identification and Management of Pseudobulbar Affect

David W. Crumpacker, MD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 7/31/2017 | Keywords: medical conditions, depression

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.

Test Series [Series Home Page]

Achieving Remission and Recovery in Depression With Anxiety [Series Home Page]

Andrew Cutler

Psychlopedia

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

Andrew J. Cutler, MD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 4/30/2018 | Keywords: depression, insomnia, anxiety

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.

David Sheehan

Psychlopedia

Importance of Restoring Function in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

David V. Sheehan, MD, MBA

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 3/31/2018 | Keyword: depression

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.

Larry Culpepper

Psychlopedia

Impact of Anxious Symptoms and Comorbid Anxiety Disorders on Functional Impairment in Depressed Patients

Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 2/28/2018 | Keywords: depression, anxiety

Explore this activity to understand the relationship between, and impact of, depression and anxiety, and discover strategies to assess and treat both depressive and anxious symptoms in your patients.

Measuring and Managing Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia [Series Home Page]

Sleep Disorders in the Psychiatric Setting [Series Home Page]

Biological Therapies in Psychiatry 2015 [Series Home Page]

Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Primary Care Patients With Major Depressive Disorder [Series Home Page]

Rakesh Jain et al

PCC CME

Improving Outcomes for Primary Care Patients With Depression

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH (Chair), et al

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 12/31/2017 | Keyword: depression

How do you assess symptom resolution, treatment adherence, and tolerability in your patients with depression? Follow the 3 patient cases in this CME newsletter to learn how measurement-based care can help you monitor treatment, improve adherence and patient outcomes, and recognize and treat residual symptoms.

C. Brendan Montano

Psychlopedia

Tactics to Improve Adherence in Depressed Primary Care Patients

C. Brendan Montano, MD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 9/30/2017 | Keyword: depression

Do your patients with depression have trouble with medication adherence? Follow as Mr K, a 28-year-old patient, stops adhering to his antidepressant due to adverse effects, and learn techniques for questioning your patients, collecting their information, and providing them with clear instructions to improve adherence.

W. Clay Jackson

Psychlopedia

The Benefits of Measurement-Based Care for Primary Care Patients With Depression

W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 8/31/2017 | Keyword: depression

What treatment strategies do you consider for your patients who fail to respond to initial antidepressant treatment? Read the case of Mrs C to see how measurement-based care helps confirm her diagnosis, track symptom response, and assess her sense of well-being and to learn strategies for treating suboptimal response.

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Psychlopedia

The Identification and Resolution of Residual Symptoms in Depressed Primary Care Patients

Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 6/30/2017 | Keyword: depression

Like many patients being treated for depression, 86-year-old Mrs J does not recognize the residual symptoms she is experiencing. Follow her case as her psychiatrist uses several tools including rating scales and collateral information to identify her continuing symptoms and then considers different treatment strategies based on her age and symptoms.

Recognizing and Treating Excessive Daytime Sleepiness and Narcolepsy [Series Home Page]

Complicated Major Depressive Disorder [Series Home Page]

What Psychiatric Nurses Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder [Series Home Page]

Using Mechanism of Action to Choose Medications for Treatment-Resistant Depression [Series Home Page]

Thomas Schwartz

Case & Comment

Why Is Mechanism of Action Important in Antidepressant Treatment?

Thomas L. Schwartz, MD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 9/30/2017 | Keyword: depression

How do you handle patients who do not respond adequately to SSRI treatment? Explore this new Case and Comment to compare Maria's response to different antidepressant medications and learn more about how to effectively choose a therapeutic strategy for your patients.

Michael E. Thase

Case & Comment

How Does Understanding Mechanism of Action Help Clinicians Personalize Antidepressant Treatment Choices?

Michael E. Thase, MD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 9/30/2017 | Keywords: depression, bipolar depression

Patients may experience a symptom profile that changes over time, such as a patient who first appears to have unipolar depression but later exhibits signs of mania or hypomania. Here, follow the case of Adam, a 30-year-old man, who is experiencing a recurrence of depression, and track his response through several antidepressant trials.

Michael E. Thase

Case & Comment

What Are the Mechanisms of Action of Current Antidepressant Treatments?

Michael E. Thase, MD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 9/30/2017 | Keyword: depression

Therapeutic effects of antidepressants may vary greatly from patient to patient, with some patients failing to respond after several treatment trials. In this Case and Comment activity, follow the treatment steps taken for a 62-year-old surgeon with a treatment-resistant depressive episode.

Michael E. Thase, MD (Chair), et al

Journal CME

Choosing Medications for Treatment-Resistant Depression Based on Mechanism of Action

Michael E. Thase, MD (Chair), and Thomas L. Schwartz, MD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 6/30/2017 | Keyword: depression

What can you do for your patients with depression who show partial response or no response to treatment? Follow a discussion by expert faculty about how altering levels of dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin in the brain may theoretically target specific depressive symptoms and how the mechanisms of action of different antidepressant classes are associated with therapeutic benefits and adverse effects.

Barriers to Remission in Major Depressive Disorder: Residual Symptoms, Functional Impairment, and Medication Mechanism of Action [Series Home Page]

Pierre Blier

Psychlopedia

Neurobiology of Depression and Mechanism of Action of Depression Treatments

Pierre Blier, MD, PhD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 10/31/2017 | Keyword: depression

Antidepressants, including SSRIs, may alleviate depressive symptoms but leave residual symptoms. In this activity, discover the mechanism of action of antidepressants and adjunctive agents and how to choose effective strategies to target specific symptoms or block/activate specific receptors for broader therapeutic benefits.

Larry Culpepper

Psychlopedia

Functional Impairment and Improvement in Depression

Larry Culpepper, MD, MPH

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 8/31/2017 | Keyword: depression

Unresolved symptoms of depression can cause functional impairment and negatively affect patients' work performance, home life, and relationships. In this Psychlopedia activity, learn how to assess functional impairments using validated rating scales and to address contributors to functional impairment.

Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

Psychlopedia

Residual Symptoms in Depression: Prevalence and Impact

Andrew A. Nierenberg, MD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 7/31/2017 | Keyword: depression

While mood symptoms may remit in your patients with depression, lack of motivation and negative affect may keep patients from achieving full recovery. Here, learn how these residual symptoms hinder your patients' function and discover tools to assess quality of life and positive affect.

Criminal Forensic Psychiatry [Series Home Page]

Cognition in the Depressed Patient [Series Home Page]

Understanding and Coping With Binge Eating Disorder: The Patient’s Perspective [Series Home Page]

Susan L. McElroy, MD (chair), and Anna I. Guerdjikova, PhD, LISW, CCRC

Webcast

Understanding and Coping With Binge Eating Disorder: The Patient’s Perspective

Susan L. McElroy, MD (chair), and Anna I. Guerdjikova, PhD, LISW, CCRC

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 6/30/2017 | Keywords: eating disorders, depression

Patients with BED will likely seek treatment for another problem like depression or weight loss rather than admit their eating behaviors. Watch this webcast to learn how to assess for and diagnose BED in patients with comorbid conditions and to understand the current pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options available for patients with this condition.

Overcoming Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in African American Adults [Series Home Page]

Cause and Effect in Bipolar Depression: Misdiagnosis Leads to Inappropriate Treatment, Clinical Complications, and Adverse Outcomes [Series Home Page]

Henry A. Nasrallah

Psychlopedia

Setting the Stage for Success or Failure: Making an Accurate Diagnosis of Bipolar Depression

Henry A. Nasrallah, MD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 5/31/2017 | Keyword: bipolar depression

Patients with bipolar depression are too often misdiagnosed as having unipolar depression. Read this Psychlopedia activity to learn clues to aid in making the correct diagnosis and how to detect signs of bipolarity in depressed patients.

J. Sloan Manning

Psychlopedia

Effective Treatment of Bipolar Depression: Monotherapy and Combination Strategies

J. Sloan Manning, MD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 5/31/2017 | Keywords: bipolar depression, bipolar disorder

To effectively manage bipolar disorder, you need to be familiar with evidence-based pharmacotherapy. Find out which pharmacologic strategies are the most effective for bipolar depression and which agents work well as monotherapy or adjunctive therapy.

New Strategies in Sleep [Series Home Page]

Challenges in the Recognition and Management of ADHD in Hispanic Adults in the United States [Series Home Page]

Making Connections Between Science and Symptoms in Schizophrenia [Series Home Page]

Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder [Series Home Page]

Biological Therapies in Psychiatry 2014 [Series Home Page]

Treating and Caring for the Patient With Moderate-to-Severe Alzheimer's Disease [Series Home Page]

The Impact of Oral Medications on the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis [Series Home Page]

Improving Depression Outcomes by Providing Safe and Effective Care in the Rural Setting [Series Home Page]

J. Sloan Manning and W. Clay Jackson

Psychlopedia

Treating Depression in Primary Care: Initial and Follow-Up Treatment Strategies

J. Sloan Manning, MD, and W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 12/31/2017 | Keywords: depression, None, None, None

What follow-up strategies do you use to help your patients with depression who don’t respond adequately to initial treatment? Here, get guidance on how to choose appropriate first-line treatment, and learn how to monitor patients and make timely treatment adjustments.

J. Sloan Manning and W. Clay Jackson

Psychlopedia

Providing Guideline-Concordant Assessment and Monitoring for Major Depression in Primary Care

J. Sloan Manning, MD, and W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 12/31/2017 | Keywords: depression, None, None, None

How do you screen patients for depression in a busy primary care setting? In this new activity, read about effective assessment tools and strategies to diagnose depression and how to set goals and monitor progress once patients begin treatment.

Depression: Addressing Partial Response After First-Line Antidepressant Treatment [Series Home Page]

Thase et al

Journal CME

Depression: Addressing Partial Response After First-Line Antidepressant Treatment

Michael E. Thase, MD (Chair), et al

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 0.50 | Expires: 9/30/2017 | Keywords: depression, None, None, None

How do you assess and treat residual symptoms in your patients who experience partial response to antidepressant therapy? Explore this Commentary to read a summary of 3 activities that provide assessment tools and treatment strategies for partial response and to learn areas of unmet needs and future education in depression treatment.

Controversies in the Psychopharmacology of Bipolar Disorder [Series Home Page]

Poster Sessions From The 2014 ASCP Annual Meeting [Series Home Page]

Appropriate Management of Multiple Sclerosis in Primary Care [Series Home Page]

Update on Best Practices for Managing Bipolar Depression [Series Home Page]

Gary S. Sachs and Terence A. Ketter

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Update on Best Practices for Managing Bipolar Depression

Gary S. Sachs, MD, and Terence A. Ketter, MD

Activity | Posttest | Credits: 1.00 | Expires: 5/31/2017 | Keywords: bipolar depression, bipolar disorder, None, None

New! This Commentary summarizes 2 CME activities on managing bipolar depression through using measurement-based assessments and knowing which medications are most effective.

Measurement-Based Strategies to Assess and Manage Schizophrenia    [Series Home Page]

Benefits and Barriers to Using Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics in Schizophrenia [Series Home Page]

Improving the Diagnosis and Management of Depression in Bipolar Disorder [Series Home Page]

Improving the Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Depression in Primary Care [Series Home Page]

Update on Treatment-Resistant Depression: Translating Clinical Science Into Effective Therapies [Series Home Page]

Restless Legs Syndrome: Recognition, Diagnosis, and Treatment of a Common Sleep Disorder [Series Home Page]

Biological Therapies in Psychiatry [Series Home Page]

Treatment of Depression in Primary Care: Using Tools to Improve Outcomes [Series Home Page]

Depression: Managing the Full Range of Symptoms to Achieve Lasting Remission [Series Home Page]

Working Together to Restore Mental Well-Being and Address Domestic Violence Among Veterans: A Call To Action [Series Home Page]

Complicated OCD: Issues of Comorbidity and Clinical Challenges [Series Home Page]

Understanding the Sleep-Wake Cycle: Sleep, Insomnia, and the Orexin System [Series Home Page]

Assessing and Managing Pain and Major Depression With Medical Comorbidities [Series Home Page]

NCDEU Poster Session 2013 [Series Home Page]

Schizophrenia: Using Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics to Improve Treatment Adherence [Series Home Page]

The Effects of the Affordable Care Act on the Practice of Psychiatry [Series Home Page]

ADHD in College, Phase II: Managing the Risk of Misuse, Abuse, and Diversion [Series Home Page]

Caring for Returning Veterans: Meeting Mental Health Needs [Series Home Page]

Alzheimer's Disease: The Importance of Early Diagnosis and Appropriate Management [Series Home Page]

Military- and Sports-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Clinical Presentation, Management, and Long-Term Consequences [Series Home Page]

Expired Other [Series Home Page]

Negative Symptoms in Schizophrenia: Treatment Gaps and Unmet Needs [Series Home Page]

The Effect of Marijuana Use on the Risk for Schizophrenia [Series Home Page]

Depression, Pain, and Comorbid Medical Conditions [Series Home Page]

Improving Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis Through Early Diagnosis and Effective Management [Series Home Page]

A Fresh Look at Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors for Depression [Series Home Page]

NCDEU Poster Session 2012 [Series Home Page]

The Appropriate Use of Opiates in Chronic Pain [Series Home Page]

Multiple Sclerosis Syndromes and Symptoms: A Clinical Primer [Series Home Page]

New Treatment Approaches for Major Depressive Disorder   [Series Home Page]

Bipolar Disorder: Lessons for Rural Physicians: Adjunctive Interventions for Maintaining Remission [Series Home Page]

Schizophrenia: When First-Line Treatment Fails [Series Home Page]

ADHD in College: Seeking and Receiving Care During the Transition From Child to Adult [Series Home Page]

Diagnosing and Managing Patients With Dementia [Series Home Page]

Overview of Current Issues in the Management of Multiple Sclerosis [Series Home Page]

International Consensus Group on Depression Prevention in Bipolar Disorder [Series Home Page]

Alzheimer's Disease: Implications of the Updated Diagnostic and Research Criteria [Series Home Page]

Fibromyalgia: Creating a Patient-Centered Diagnostic and Therapeutic Roadmap [Series Home Page]

NCDEU Poster Session 2011 [Series Home Page]

2011 ICBD Conference Coverage: Practical Applications of New Research in Bipolar Disorder [Series Home Page]

Evidence for Using L-Methylfolate Combined With Antidepressants in MDD [Series Home Page]

Depression: When Initial Therapy Fails [Series Home Page]

Using Diagnostic and Assessment Tools for Adolescents With ADHD [Series Home Page]

Using Moderator-Based Algorithms  and Electronic Medical Records  to Achieve Optimal Outcomes in Depression [Series Home Page]

Expired Performance Improvement CME [Series Home Page]

The Current Crisis of Confidence in Antidepressants [Series Home Page]

New Approaches to Managing Schizoaffective Disorder From Diagnosis to Treatment [Series Home Page]

NCDEU Poster Session 2010 [Series Home Page]

Looking Past First-Line Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder [Series Home Page]

Considerations in Managing Schizophrenia in Adolescents [Series Home Page]

Challenges in the Long-Term Treatment of Schizophrenia [Series Home Page]

Self-Assessment [Series Home Page]

Improving Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder: From Early Recognition and Treatment to Remission [Series Home Page]

Strategies for Selecting Treatment and Mitigating Risk in Patients With Chronic Pain [Series Home Page]

Strategies for the Long-Term Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adults [Series Home Page]

Improving the Recognition and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Primary Care [Series Home Page]

Improving Executive Function in Adults With ADHD [Series Home Page]

Improving Outcomes in Depression [Series Home Page]

International Consensus Group on Depression [Series Home Page]

Debates and Directions in Fibromyalgia: Recognizing Signs and Selecting the Appropriate Paths [Series Home Page]

Tackling Partial Remission to Depression Treatment [Series Home Page]

The Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicines to Achieve Remission in Major Depressive Disorder [Series Home Page]

NCDEU Poster Session 2009 [Series Home Page]

What Is Bipolar Disorder? [Series Home Page]

An Introduction to the Clinical Correlates of Disrupted Slow-Wave Sleep [Series Home Page]

Following Up on The Expert Consensus Guidelines for Geriatric Depression [Series Home Page]

Depression in Latinos: A Focus on Overcoming Barriers [Series Home Page]

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents [Series Home Page]

Definition and Management of Suicidality in Psychiatric Patients [Series Home Page]

Balancing the Equation: Managing Medical Comorbidities in Patients With Severe Mental Illness [Series Home Page]

Expired Case & Comment [Series Home Page]

Maintenance of Certification in Psychiatry [Series Home Page]

Bipolar Depression [Series Home Page]

What Is Depression? [Series Home Page]

Pain and the Brain 2: The Recognition and Management of Chronic Pain in Primary Care [Series Home Page]

MDD in Women: Focus on Reproductive Events [Series Home Page]

Using Atypical Antipsychotics to Optimize the Clinical Management of Patients With Mental Illnesses [Series Home Page]

Depression in the Elderly [Series Home Page]

Insights Into Generalized Anxiety Disorder [Series Home Page]

Preventing Clinical Deterioration in the Course of Schizophrenia: The Potential for Neuroprotection [Series Home Page]

ADHD and Comorbid Disorders in Adults [Series Home Page]

Major Depressive Disorder [Series Home Page]

Easing the Burden of Treatment-Resistant Depression [Series Home Page]

Conference Coverage: 21st Annual European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress [Series Home Page]

Depression and Pain [Series Home Page]

Depression, Pain, and Physical Symptoms [Series Home Page]

Easing the Burden of Bipolar Disorder: From Urgent Situations to Remission [Series Home Page]

Poster Session: NCDEU 2008 [Series Home Page]

Understanding Fibromyalgia and Its Related Disorders [Series Home Page]

Translating the Psychopharmacology of Antipsychotics to Individualized Treatment for Severe Mental Illness: A Roadmap [Series Home Page]

Clinical Insights Into Pharmacogenetics and Schizophrenia [Series Home Page]

Pain and the Brain [Series Home Page]

The Use of Atypical Antipsychotics in Pediatric Psychiatric Disorders [Series Home Page]

Influencers of Treatment Success in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder [Series Home Page]

Maximizing Efficacy of Antidepressants Beyond Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors [Series Home Page]

Conference Coverage: 20th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress [Series Home Page]

Smoking Cessation in Patients With Psychiatric Disorders [Series Home Page]

A Longitudinal Study of Medication Nonadherence and Hospitalization Risk in Schizophrenia [Series Home Page]

Raising the Bar in Schizophrenia by Treating to Remission [Series Home Page]

Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies for Mixed Episodes in Bipolar Disorder [Series Home Page]

Presentations From the Seventh International Conference on Bipolar Disorder [Series Home Page]

Narcolepsy and Excessive Daytime Sleepiness: From the Bench to the Bedside [Series Home Page]

Atypical Depression: Management Challenges and New Treatment Advances [Series Home Page]

Cognitive Impairment Associated With Depression in the Elderly [Series Home Page]

Managing Bipolar Disorder From Urgent Situations to Maintenance Therapy [Series Home Page]

Weighing the Evidence: Weight Management Insights for Treating Major Mental Illness [Series Home Page]

ADHD and Comorbid Substance Use Disorder [Series Home Page]

Mixed Depression in Bipolar Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies [Series Home Page]

The Role of Folate in Depression and Dementia [Series Home Page]

Strategies to Integrate Physical Health Care Into Mental Health [Series Home Page]

Poster Session: NCDEU 2007 [Series Home Page]

Special Issues Related to the Management of Bipolar Disorder in Women: Tolerability of Treatment [Series Home Page]

Translating Evidence on Depression and Physical Symptoms into Effective Clinical Practice [Series Home Page]

Distance Rounds [Series Home Page]

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors Revisited: Their Role in Depressive Disorders [Series Home Page]

The Art and Science of Switching Antipsychotic Medications [Series Home Page]

Short-Term Naturalistic Treatment Outcomes in Cigarette Smokers With Substance Abuse and/or Mental Illness [Series Home Page]

Preventing Recurrent Depression: Long-Term Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder [Series Home Page]

Understanding Neuronal Pathways: Novel Targets for the Management of Insomnia [Series Home Page]

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety Disorders [Series Home Page]

Managing ADHD in Children, Adolescents, and Adults With Comorbid Anxiety [Series Home Page]

Impact of Bipolar Disorder: Results From a Screening Study [Series Home Page]

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Potential New Treatment for Resistant Depression [Series Home Page]

Evaluating the Evidence: Clinical Antipsychotic Trials of Intervention Effectiveness (CATIE) and Beyond [Series Home Page]

Practical Applications of Recent Antipsychotic Effectiveness Data [Series Home Page]

Pathological Gambling: A Review of Phenomenological Models and Treatment Modalities for an Underrecognized Psychiatric Disorder [Series Home Page]

ADHD: Applying Practice Guidelines to Improve Patient Outcome and Executive Function [Series Home Page]

Practical Pharmacotherapeutic Management Strategies for Patients With Alcohol Dependence [Series Home Page]

The Evolving View on Delta Sleep and Its Relationship to Daytime Function: A CME-Certified Virtual Symposium [Series Home Page]

New Developments in Addiction Treatment [Series Home Page]

Psychiatry in Brief: Insomnia and Emerging Therapies: Treating the Whole Patient [Series Home Page]

Improving Cognitive Function and Functional Outcome in Severe Mental Illness [Series Home Page]

Social Anxiety Disorder: Diagnosis, Outcome, Mechanisms, and Management [Series Home Page]

Recent Advances in the Treatment of Depression in the Presence of Physical Symptoms [Series Home Page]

Managing Patients With Vascular Disease and Depression [Series Home Page]

Use of Treatment Algorithms for Depression [Series Home Page]

Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD): A Clinical View [Series Home Page]

New Developments in the Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder [Series Home Page]

Bipolar Reports [Series Home Page]

Antecedents to Panic Disorder in Nonreferred Adults [Series Home Page]

The Challenges of Dual Diagnosis: Managing Substance Abuse in Severe Mental Illness [Series Home Page]

A Systematic Review of Assessment and Treatment of Moderate to Severe Alzheimer's Disease [Series Home Page]

Emerging Therapies for Bipolar Depression [Series Home Page]

The Role of Dopamine and Norepinephrine in Depression and Antidepressant Treatment [Series Home Page]

Agitated "Unipolar" Major Depression: Prevalence, Phenomenology, and Outcome [Series Home Page]

Managing Nonadherence in Schizophrenia: The Role of Long-Acting Agents [Series Home Page]

Distance Rounds [Series Home Page]

Identifying and Managing Depression in the Medical Patient [Series Home Page]

Atypical Antipsychotics in the Treatment of Mania: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trials [Series Home Page]

Review of the Pharmacologic Management of Depression [Series Home Page]

The Alzheimer's Disease Continuum: From Neuropathology to Clinical Practice [Series Home Page]

The Impact of Disasters and Their Aftermath on Mental Health [Series Home Page]

After the Tsunami: Mental Health Challenges to the Community for Today and Tomorrow [Series Home Page]

Sleep: New Frontiers in Psychiatry and Primary Care [Series Home Page]

The Recognition and Management of Bipolar Disorder With Comorbid Anxiety [Series Home Page]

Focus on Bipolar Disorder Treatment [Series Home Page]

Management of Autism and Its Related Disorders [Series Home Page]

Sleep: New Frontiers in Psychiatry and Primary Care [Series Home Page]

New Therapies for Treatment-Resistant Depression and Anxiety [Series Home Page]

Safety Issues With Drug Therapies for Autism Spectrum Disorders [Series Home Page]

Poster Session: July 2005 [Series Home Page]

New Insights Into the Nature and Treatment of Panic Disorder [Series Home Page]

The Role of Atypical Antipsychotics in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder [Series Home Page]

Utilizing Benzodiazepines in Clinical Practice: An Evidence-Based Discussion [Series Home Page]

New Perspectives in Treating Bipolar Disorder [Series Home Page]

The Need for Better Management of Treatment-Resistant Depression [Series Home Page]

Differential Diagnosis and Management of Daytime Sleepiness and Nighttime Wakefulness [Series Home Page]

Beyond Refractory Obsessions and Anxiety States: Toward Remission [Series Home Page]

New Perspectives for Treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder [Series Home Page]

Recognizing the Physical Symptoms of Depression [Series Home Page]

Clinical Effectiveness of Atypical Antipsychotics in Dementia [Series Home Page]

Managing Bipolar Depression [Series Home Page]

Drug-Induced Movement Disorders [Series Home Page]

Using Atypical Antipsychotics in Primary Care [Series Home Page]

Revisiting the Use of High-Potency Benzodiazepines [Series Home Page]

Diagnosing and Treating Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults [Series Home Page]

New Treatments for Depression Characterized by Physical Symptoms [Series Home Page]

The Expert Consensus Guideline Series: Using Antipsychotic Agents in Older Patients [Series Home Page]

Treating Aggressive Behavior in the Elderly [Series Home Page]

Treating Depression: New Choices for a Chronic Problem [Series Home Page]

Partial Compliance: The Need for Long-Acting Atypical Antipsychotics [Series Home Page]

Optimizing Wakefulness in Patients With Fatigue and Executive Dysfunction [Series Home Page]

The Expert Consensus Guideline Series: Optimizing Pharmacologic Treatment of Psychotic Disorders [Series Home Page]

Long-Term Safety of Methylphenidate in the Treatment of ADHD: Dispelling the Myths and Misconceptions About Stimulant Therapy Abuse [Series Home Page]

Noncholinergic Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease [Series Home Page]

Using the Newer Pharmacotherapeutic Agents as Mood Stabilizers in Bipolar Spectrum Disorders [Series Home Page]

Physical Symptoms of Depression and Their Impact on Patients and Society [Series Home Page]

Achieving Success in the Management of Bipolar Disorder: Is Lithium Sufficient? [Series Home Page]

Management of Aggression Across the Life Cycle [Series Home Page]

The Role of GABA in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: A Review of GABA Agents [Series Home Page]

Treating Depression and Anxiety to Remission: Use of Algorithms [Series Home Page]

New Approaches to Managing Difficult-to-Treat Depressions [Series Home Page]

Anxiety: New Treatment Perspectives [Series Home Page]