Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder: Are We Considering All the Options?

Megan Maroney, PharmD
Published Online: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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Evaluation and Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder: Are We Considering All the Options?
 
Megan Maroney, PharmD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy
Rutgers University
Piscataway, New Jersey
Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist
Monmouth Medical Center
Long Branch, New Jersey

 

 
Megan Maroney, PharmD, has no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose related to this activity.
 
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Educational Objectives
 
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Review the pathophysiology and epidemiology of major depressive disorder (MDD), atypical depression, and treatment-resistant depression.
  2. Address challenges of treating depression, including safety concerns (eg, adverse effects, drug–food interactions), noncompliance, relapse, and inadequate response to antidepressant therapy.
  3. Discuss current and emerging antidepressant treatments, including strategies used for typical and treatment-resistant depression.
  4. Formulate counseling strategies to improve patient outcomes in depression.
Target audience: Pharmacists
Type of activity: Knowledge
Release date: August 10, 2012
Expiration date: August 10, 2014
Estimated time to complete activity: 2 hours
Fee: This lesson is free online
 
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