The MAO Handbook (PDF)
 
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Target Audience:  This activity has been developed for psychiatrists specializing in psychopharmacology. There are no prerequisites. All other health care providers who are interested in psychopharmacology are welcome for advanced study, especially primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists, and pharmacists.

Overview: Despite the fact that MAO inhibitors (MAOIs) can be highly effective therapeutic agents for depression and some anxiety disorders, they tend to be underutilized in clinical practice. Because these drugs are no longer emphasized in medical education, there is a great deal of misinformation and mythology about their dietary and drug interactions. This book is intended to serve as a guide for clinicians who are not particularly familiar with MAO inhibitors; its aim is to help these clinicians competently integrate these agents into clinical practice when appropriate.

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

  • Identify foods that can or cannot be consumed by patients on different types of MAO inhibitors
  • Identify medications that can or cannot be taken by patients on different types of MAO inhibitors
  • Implement safe management strategies when switching between MAO inhibitors and serotonin reuptake inhibitors
  • Integrate MAO inhibitors into clinical practice according to best practices standards
Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements: The Neuroscience Education Institute is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The Neuroscience Education Institute designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses: for all of your CE requirements for recertification, the ANCC will accept category 1 credits from organizations accredited by the ACCME.  

Physician Assistants: the AAPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

A certificate of participation for completing this activity will also be available.

Please note: the content of this electronic book activity also exists as a print monograph under the same title. If you received CME credit for the print monograph version, you will not be able to receive credit again for completing this electronic book version.

Release Date:  December 15, 2011
CME Credit Expiration Date:  December 14, 2014

Media:  Printed monograph
Sponsor: This activity is sponsored by the Neuroscience Education Institute.
Support: This activity is supported by an educational grant from Dey Pharma, L.P.