Primary Care Treatment Strategies for Depression: Childhood Through Young Adulthood
MDD, or clinical depression, affects how you feel, think and behave and can lead to a variety of emotional and physical issues. Although treatment guidelines outline a set of best practices based on the available empirical evidence and there is current clinical consensus, there are still barriers to the appropriate treatment for those suffering from MDD.
This webcast will discuss the latest guidelines for treating MDD, review the importance of screening and recognition and identify strategies to overcome barriers and implement best practices for appropriate care in the clinical setting.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the latest guidelines for treating MDD in children, adolescents and young adults;
- Identify barriers to appropriate treatment of those with MDD; and,
- Discuss how HCPs can implement best practices for treating MDD in the clinical setting.
David A. Brent, MD
Academic Chief, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Endowed Chair in Suicide Studies
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics,
Epidemiology & Clinical Translational Science
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
About the Presenter
Dr. David Brent is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and has been recognized for his research by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He received the Ruane Prize for research in child psychiatry from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation.
His work has focused on the identification of risk factors for adolescent depression and suicidal behavior and on the translation of those findings into clinical interventions. Along with many other colleagues, Dr. Brent helped to establish the role of cognitive therapy as a treatment for depressed adolescents and developed guidelines for the management of treatment-resistant depression. Dr. Brent and colleagues have endeavored to understand possible intermediate phenotypes for suicidal behavior and mechanisms by which suicidal behavior is transmitted from parent to child.
Sarah Chart, RN
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Eden Prairie, MN
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Dr. Brent has indicated that he received grant/research support from the NIMH, is a consultant for Healthwize and received other financial support from ERT, Inc., Gilford Press and UptoDate.
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Counselors, psychologists and/or marriage and family therapists
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of counselors, nurses, physicians, psychologists, marriage and family therapists and other health care professionals (HCPs) who have an interest in major depressive disorder (MDD).
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- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 Attendance