Online CME: Depression

Learn about four online CME activities focued on depression, offering a collective 18.50 credits.

ABFM Self-Assessment Module (SAM) on Depression

Credits: 15.00

Fee: Varies based on payment plan

Expires: December 31, 2010

Multimedia: None

Split into two parts—one consisting of a 60-question assessment and the other consisting of “performance actions, the history, physical, laboratory, and management (pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic) actions/interventions recommended in Kaiser Permanente and University of Michigan guidelines and by ABFM's knowledge development teams”—this program focuses on the aspects of depression that are most commonly experience by family physicians. Epidemiology, diagnosis, screening, monitoring, pathophysiology, risk factors, treatment, special populations, disease management, and quality improvement are also explored.

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CDN Clinical Leadership Series 2010-2011: The Treatment of Depression During Pregnancy and the Postpartum

Credits: 1.00

Fee: None

Expires: March 31, 2011

Multimedia: Audio/Slides

The complicated issues surrounding depression in both pregnant and postpartum women, the risk of depression faced by women in this population, and pros and cons of medications and other interventions of pregnant and lactating women with depression are explored in this program. The session looks at risk-benefit analysis in the context of the mother-fetus, mother-infant, and whole family.

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Cultural Nuances and Challenges in Diagnosing and Treating Depression

Credits: 1.00

Fee: None

Expires: January 4, 2012

Multimedia: Audio/Video

This activity focuses on the impact one’s ethnic identify, or socio-cultural background, can have on the presentation of depression; how to recognize risk factors, signs, and symptoms; creating effective treatment plans that take patient preferences into account; issues that can hinder effective management of depression, including cultural and societal influences; achieving remission and minimizing relapse risk through patient education; assessing progress toward patient goals; and ensuring achievement of a therapeutic dose.

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Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A New Treatment Option for Major Depression

Credits: 1.50

Fee: $15.00

Expires: September 20, 2011

Multimedia: None

Learn about a relatively new option for your patients with major depression through this activity, which discusses the application of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for treating major depression, “neurobiological aspects of TMS as it applies to brain stimulation at different frequencies,” the safety of TMS, and contraindications to the use of TMS in patients with major depression.

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