The Patient Cases: Depression (PDF)
 
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Target Audience:  This activity has been developed for prescribers specializing in psychiatry. There are no prerequisites for this activity. Health care providers in all specialties who are interested in psychopharmacology, especially primary care physicians, nurses, psychologists, and pharmacists, are welcome for advanced study.

Overview: Major depressive disorder is heterogeneous, with differences in both diagnosis and treatment recommendations depending on age, life stage, comorbidities, and unique patient factors. This booklet is a series of five case studies in major depressive disorder, all adapted from real practice, and provides a glimpse into what cases look like after the first consultation, and over time, living through the treatments that work, the treatments that do not work, the mistakes, and the lessons to be learned.

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

  • Identify and diagnose different types and presentations of depression
  • Make informed decisions regarding the use of antidepressants in the treatment of depression in special populations
  • Integrate novel treatment approaches into clinical practice
  • Implement individualized treatment strategies for patients with depression that maximize outcomes
Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements: The Neuroscience Education Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Neuroscience Education Institute designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Also available will be a certificate of participation for completing this activity.

Nurses in most states may claim full credit for activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (for up to half of their recertification credit requirements). This activity is designated for 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

Release Date:  October 1, 2010
CME Credit Expiration Date: September 30, 2013

Media:  Printed monograph
Sponsor: This activity is sponsored by Neuroscience Education Institute.
Support: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit, www.lillygrantoffice.com.