Managing Depression in the Clinical Setting: Guidelines Applied to Practice

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Learning Objectives
After completing this learning activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Interpret and synthesize treatment guidelines for major depression, as published by 4 major national mental health organizations
  • Evaluate appropriate psychopharmacologic therapy options in 2 common depressive disorder scenarios
  • Describe common potential side effects of major classes of antidepressants
  • Follow current recommended treatment guidelines for a patient with depression who has prominent comorbid anxiety
  • Clarify current recommended treatment options for a patient with depression who achieves a partial response after monotherapy with antidepressant medication
  • Deliver high quality psychiatric care, consistent with clinical guidelines published in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada

This learning activity has been designated for 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
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Target Audience
This learning activity is intended for a broad audience of healthcare practitioners, including primary care physicians, family physicians, emergency medicine physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants or other healthcare professionals with an interest in treating patients with Bipolar Disorder.

Release date: September 1, 2010
Expiration date: September 1, 2011

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