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FORMAT:
RapidCME CliniCase

RELEASE DATE:
September 16, 2015

EXPIRATION DATE:
September 15, 2016

THERAPEUTIC AREA:
Depression, Neurology, Primary Care

TARGET AUDIENCE:
Family physicians Other healthcare providers who treat MDD patients

ACTIVITY LENGTH:
30 Minutes

Treatment Modification in Major Depressive Disorder: Switching and Augmentation

OVERVIEW

Family physicians (FPs) are on the frontline for depression care, often being the first line of defense for diagnosis and management. This 0.5-hour, CME-certified activity will guide clinicians through a brief patient case, challenging the learner to address questions on the following: 

  • Clinical factors in the primary-care setting that influence treatment outcomes in major depressive disorder (MDD)
  • Identification and management of residual symptoms
  • Tools for effective monitoring of treatment outcomes
  • Nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies to treat patients to goal: symptomatic remission and recovery
  • Modification treatment strategies, including switching and augmenting treatment regimens

FACULTY

Bradley N. Gaynes, MD, MPH
Professor and Associate Chair of Research Training and Education 
Department of Psychiatry 
University of North Carolina School of Medicine 
Chapel Hill, NC

W. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh 
Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry 
University of Tennessee College of Medicine 
Memphis, TN


Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., U.S. Region and Lundbeck.

This educational activity is jointly provided by the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians (NCAFP) and Spire Learning.

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