New in CME Courses: A Collaborative Care Approach to Managing Depression in Primary Care

 Target audience:  Allied health professionals who treat patients with major depressive disorder (MDD)

Did you know that half of all patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) are diagnosed and managed in the primary care setting?

And that as many as half of patients with MDD in primary care remain undiagnosed, with less than one-third of those who are diagnosed receiving appropriate treatment?

Primary care clinicians fulfill perhaps the most critical healthcare role in the identification and treatment of this common and disabling condition but face multiple challenges, including complex patient populations, time pressures, and limited training and support.

This activity, led by nationally recognized experts in depression care, provides primary care clinicians with a simple, measurement-based approach to the routine screening, diagnosis, and treatment of depression.

In this activity, we will review:

  • Screening for depression with the PHQ-9
  • Thresholds for diagnosis, treatment, and referral
  • An approach to the initial treatment of depression
  • Follow-up strategies using the PHQ9
  • How to employ a collaborative care model for depression

This activity, A Collaborative Care Approach to Managing Depression in Primary Care offers 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Click here to begin this activity now!