Understanding the Management of Depression. We now have more and better medications to treat depression than the anti-tuberculosis drug created in the 1950’s. We also have much better ways to screen and identify patients with depression. We’re pleased to welcome our guests today to tell us about depression in primary care. Dr. Nazhat Taj-Schaal is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Kelli Barnes is a pharmacist and Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy.
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What you’ll learn in this webcast
As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW recent updated clinical guidelines that address screening for depression, monitoring treatment effects, and integration of behavioral health into primary care; and REVIEW medication treatment options, their unique characteristics and how to choose between different therapies.
You’ll also learn about the following:
- Epidemiology of depression
- Different antidepressants have different properties
- Managing depressed patients in a busy primary care practice
- Identifying the suicidal patient
- Practical approach to antidepressant selection
- Setting realistic expectations for antidepressant effects
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