New in CME Courses: Challenges in the Primary Care of Depression: A Patient Huddle Activity

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

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is common and costly. Because half of all patients with MDD are diagnosed and managed in the primary care setting, primary care clinicians play a central role in improving care for this disabling condition

In fact, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends routine screening for depression in all adult primary care patients, when support is in place to ensure accurate diagnosis and effective treatment and follow up.

To support busy primary care practices, this activity reviews the use of evidence-based methods to facilitate the efficient detection and management of MDD. Using a case-based “patient huddle” format, experts in the management of depression discuss common challenges in depression management.

In this activity, we will review:

  • Integrating the PHQ-9 into the Electronic Health Record and the corresponding patient App
  • Managing side effects and nonresponse to initial antidepressant therapy
  • Recognizing challenging patients and working with specialists
  • Employing a collaborative care model for depression

 

This activity, Challenges in the Primary Care of Depression: A Patient Huddle Activity offers 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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