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Complicated Major Depressive Disorder
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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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Treating Major Depression: Treatment Algorithms

Michael E. Thase, MD

More than 40% of patients with depression may still have unresolved symptoms after 4 treatment trials. Learn about using specific antidepressants to help resolve your patients' symptoms and encourage remission from depression.

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Newer Medications for Complicated Depression

Michael E. Thase, MD

The ultimate goal of antidepressant treatment is to alter the stress response of gene activity in the brain. Find out about new developments in antidepressant therapy, including treatment targets that may improve your patients' overall outcomes.

1 Credit    [See the entire activity]

 

Augmentation and Combination Strategies for Complicated Depression

Maurizio Fava, MD

Although some adjunctive medications may be comparable in efficacy, their safety profiles may differ. Review strategies for adding medications to antidepressants to individualize your patients' treatment.

1 Credit    [See the entire activity]

 

Switching Treatments for Complicated Depression

Maurizio Fava, MD

Most physicians prefer to switch antidepressants when patients do not experience a response. Update your knowledge of switching strategies, and review switching results from the STAR*D trial to better understand this complex treatment approach.

1 Credit    [See the entire activity]

 

Pharmacotherapeutic Treatment Strategies for Antidepressant Nonresponse

Michael E. Thase, MD

Mr. A has been taking an SSRI for 6 weeks but is nonresponsive and has a decreased libido. Choose the best treatment option to address these issues, and learn about monitoring your patients to ensure optimal treatment outcomes.

1 Credit    [See the entire activity]

 
Michael E. Thase, MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Pittsburgh Medical Center, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
Maurizio Fava, MD
Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston