• Family Medicine Intensive: Depressive Disorder

    Online CME

    Family physicians are often the first point of contact for patients with mental health concerns.

    The negative impact depressive disorder has on patients’ well-being, including increased risk for suicide, means family physicians need the most up-to-date strategies to provide preventive and ongoing care.

    This course delivers evidence-based protocols from diagnosis to ongoing management, including:

    • Individualized treatment plans
    • Treating comorbidities
    • Coordinating care with other specialists
    • Addressing side effects of pharmacological treatment

    AAFP Member: $325
    New Physician: $275
    Student or Resident: $215
    Other Health Care Professional: $325
    Nonmember: $425

    Jonathon Firnhaber, MD, FAAFP presents the following sections to deepen your understanding of depressive disorder.

    • Introduction
    • Initial Diagnosis
    • Disease Management
    • Care Coordination
    • Care of Complex Conditions and/or Comorbidities
    • Patient Education
    • Summary

    Upon completion of this CME activity, you should be able to:

    • Describe the guidelines used for diagnosing depressive disorder.
    • Describe various treatment options for depressive disorder, based on the patient’s demographic and medical history.
    • Describe appropriate care coordination for treating those with depressive disorder.
    • Identify potential adverse effects of therapy, complications and common comorbidities of depressive disorder.
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    The AAFP has reviewed Family Medicine Intensive: Depressive Disorder and deemed it acceptable for up to 13 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 4/21/2023 to 4/21/2026. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credittoward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed credit, not as Category 1.

    CME activities approved for AAFP credit are recognized by the AOA as equivalent to AOA Category 2 credit.

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