Few patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) achieve remission with their first treatment, and a substantial proportion of those who do achieve remission experience residual symptoms on treatment that undermine quality of life and adherence. Taking a measurement-based approach to patient care can identify patients with suboptimal response or residual symptoms early on to avoid negative results and promote optimal outcomes. This activity reviews the concept of measurement-based care, with results of practice changes made by clinicians who incorporated this approach into the care of their patients.
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After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Develop evidence-based strategies for the identification and management of residual symptoms in patients with MDD
- Incorporate measurement-based care strategies into the management and monitoring of patients with MDD
- Implement patient education and shared decision-making to better identify and manage side effects and improve adherence with MDD therapy
NPs and PAs
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Continuing Education Alliance is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
ANCC Credit Designation
Nursing contact hours: 1.00, which includes 0.50 hours of pharmacology credit.
AAPA Credit Designation
Continuing Education Alliance has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until November 14, 2020. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
PA Planner: Lawrence Herman, MPA, PA-C, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia, South Carolina
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Lundbeck.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Continuing Education Alliance, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, or any educational supporter.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Continuing Education Alliance are required to disclose to the audience any relevant support or substantial relationships with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and planning committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias, and based upon all the available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Dr Thase: advisory board/consultant/grant support: Acadia, Alkermes, Allergan, Johnson & Johnson; advisory board/consultant: Cerecor, Fabre-Kramer, Gerson Lehrman Group, Guidepoint Global, H. Lundbeck, Moksha8, Nestlé, Neuralstrim, Novartis, Otsuka, Pfizer, Sage, Sunovion; grant support: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AssureRx Health, Avanir, Axome, Intracellular, Janssen, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health, Otsuka, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Takeda; royalties: American Psychiatric Foundation, Guilford Publications, Herald House, WW Norton & Company, Inc.; spouse’s employment: Peloton Advantage.
Dr Vanacore has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
None of the members of the Planning Committee or CE Alliance staff have any relevant relationships to disclose.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- Read the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form online
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 0.50 hours.
Release date: November 14, 2019
Expiration date: November 14, 2020
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