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These activities are part of the Depression Unit, which is supported by educational grants from Eli Lilly and Company and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

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Diagnostic Assessment of Major Depressive Disorder

George I. Papakostas, MD

Certain demographic factors increase the risk of nonresponse or nonremission with an antidepressant. Find out about the prevalence of depression and its common comorbidities, and learn how to systematically evaluate MDD in your patients, including assessing aspects that may affect treatment response.

1 Credit    [See the entire activity]


Initial Treatment Approaches for Patients With Major Depressive Disorder

George I. Papakostas, MD

Do newer agents have better efficacy than SSRIs for treating specific depressive subtypes or symptom clusters? Review the efficacy, tolerability, and safety of antidepressants for MDD to determine the most appropriate agents for your patients.

1 Credit    [See the entire activity]


Beyond Acute Treatment of Depressive Disorders

Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD

Patients who remain on medication treatment after the acute phase have low rates of recurrence. Understand the necessity of continuation and maintenance therapy when treating patients with depression, and learn how to increase their likelihood of positive long-term outcomes.

1 Credit    [See the entire activity]


Helping Patients With Depression Achieve Wellness

Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD

Incomplete recovery from depression is associated with early relapse and likely recurrence. Find out how implementing measurement-based care can help you choose interventions that facilitate the ideal treatment outcome for patients with depression—wellness.

1 Credit    [See the entire activity]


Diagnosis and Treatment of a Major Depressive Episode

Michael E. Thase, MD

Are your patients with depression receiving the highest quality of care and achieving long-term symptomatic remission? In this interactive case, evaluate Ms. A, who is in a major depressive episode, and learn about treatment strategies to optimize your patients' overall outcome.

1 Credit    [See the entire activity]

George I Papakostas, MD
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Michael E. Thase, MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Pittsburgh Medical Center, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles