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Managing Common Side Effects That Lead to Nonadherence
Rajnish Mago, MD

In this presentation, Dr Rajnish Mago discusses how to manage troubling side effects so that a patient can remain on a treatment that's finally working.

CME credit: 0

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Weighing Metabolic Factors in Mental Illness
Dawn M Vanderhoef, PhD, DNP, PMHNP

In this presentation, Dr. Dawn Vanderhoef provides an update on the risks for weight gain and metabolic effects with different psychotropic agents, as well as the potential for ameliorating these troubling side effects.

CME credit: 0.75

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Can You Take Me Higher? Using High-Dose Monotherapy in Treatment-Resistant Psychosis
Rona J Hu, MD

Treatment-resistant schizophrenia can be particularly challenging for the mental health clinician. Here Dr. Rona Hu discusses some of the treatment strategies, including high dose monotherapy, polypharmacy, and use of clozapine that may be useful in optimizing outcomes for patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

CME credit: 0.75

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Independence Day: Medication-Assisted Treatment of Opioid Dependence
William M Sauvé, MD

Early diagnosis and prevention of opioid use disorder, and treatment and management strategies for patients who need medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder greatly effect patient outcomes. In this presentation, Dr. William Sauvé will discuss the factors associated with the increased risk for opioid dependence/abuse as well as the best practices for using medication-assisted treatment in managing patients with opioid dependence/abuse.

CME credit: 0.75

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Hush Little Mama: Recognizing and Treating Postpartum Depression
Rona J Hu, MD

Postpartum depression (PPD) can have an enormous impact on the lives of both the mother and her children. Here, Dr. Rona Hu discusses the etiology and hypothesized neurobiology of PPD and explores best practices for accurately diagnosing and effectively treating patients who present with mood disorders during the postpartum period.

CME credit: 1.00

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Where the Serotonin Ends: Novel Mechanisms of Antidepressants
Stephen M Stahl, MD, PhD

Our understanding of the neurobiology of depression has increased in recent years, there is recognition that the neurobiological substrates of depression may go beyond monoaminergic circuits. In this presentation, Dr. Stephen Stahl provides an update on novel antidepressant treatments that are recently available or in development, including the mechanisms of action that are thought to underlie their potential antidepressant effects.

CME credit: 1.00

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Stay With Me: An Update On Suicide Prevention
Rona J Hu, MD

Suicide has become a public health crisis and an increasing national epidemic, with approximately 45,000 Americans dying by suicide each year. Alarmingly, a reported 80% of people who die by suicide were seen by a healthcare professional within the past year. In this presentation, Dr. Hu addresses critical gaps in the awareness of suicidal risk factors, warning signs, particularly in vulnerable populations. She also presents evidence-based risk prevention and management interventions to more effectively prevent suicide. 

CME credit: 0.75

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Little Boy Blue: An Update On Pediatric Mood Disorders
Adelaide S Robb, MD

Despite increasing evidence that bipolar disorders often emerge in adolescence, only about half of adolescents with a bipolar disorder receive mental health care. There is also confusion about appropriate diagnosis of pediatric mood disorders and the most effective treatment approaches. In this presentation, Dr. Adelaide Robb addresses concerns surrounding diagnosis and treatment for pediatric mood disorders, along with the most effective treatments currently available.

CME credit: 1.00

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From Dusk Till Dawn: Optimizing Treatment for Pediatric ADHD
Andrew J Cutler, MD

There are many treatment options for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including several new medication formulations. In this presentation, Dr. Andrew Cutler addresses the most current findings on various formulations available to treat pediatric ADHD, in order to develop more effective, individualized treatment plans.

CME credit: 1.00

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A Mixed Bag: Managing Bipolar Depression
Roger S McIntyre, MD, FRCPC

In this presentation, Dr. Roger McIntyre discusses best practices for diagnosing and treating bipolar depression as well as major depressive episodes with mixed features.

CME credit: 1.00

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To Dopamine and Beyond: Novel Mechanisms of Antipsychotics
Roger S McIntyre, MD, FRCPC

More recent research suggests that the neuropathology of schizophrenia goes beyond striatal dopamine levels. In this presentation, Dr. Roger McIntyre discusses the mechanisms and latest clinical data on new and emerging antipsychotics with novel mechanisms of action and how they may impact clinical practice.

CME credits: 1.25

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Movin’ on Over: Recognition and Management of Tardive Dyskinesia
Andrew J Cutler, MD

Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is an ongoing concern for patients treated with antipsychotics. Discontinuation of antipsychotic treatment may offer the best chance of TD remission; however, alternative strategies of TD management must be employed in patients who require continued antipsychotic therapy. In this presentation, Dr. Andrew Cutler discusses new strategies for treating and managing tardive dyskinesia.

CME credit: 1.00

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In the LAInd of Antipsychotics: An Update on Depot Formulations
Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH

The majority of data show that the risk of relapse is reduced with long-acting injectable antipsychotics (LAIs) compared to oral formulations, yet they remain an underutilized option. In this presentation, Dr. Leslie Citrome addresses relapse prevention, ways to address adherence in your practice, and the role that LAIs can play.

CME credit: 1.00

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