Serotonin and Beyond: Optimizing Management of Major Depressive Disorder

Pharmacy Times, January 2014 The Aging Population, Volume 80, Issue 1

Pharmacists can learn about treatment of major depressive disorder.

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Serotonin and Beyond: Optimizing Management of Major Depressive Disorder

Faculty Megan Maroney, PharmD, BCP

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

Disclosures

The following faculty, planners, and staff have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty

Megan Maroney, PharmD

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education

Planning Staff—David Heckard, Steve Lin, PharmD, RPh, and Maryjo Dixon, RPh

Pharmacy Times Editorial Staff

Kirk McKay

An anonymous peer reviewer was part of the content validation and conflict resolution process. The peer reviewer has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to complete the following:

1. Review the pathophysiology and risk factors related to major depressive disorder (MDD).

2. Discuss emerging data on remission, treatment response, and prognosis of MDD.

3. Explore the changes that have taken place with respect to the treatment approach for MDD.

4. Examine the new first-line treatment options for MDD.

5. Discuss the role of the pharmacist in addressing treatment challenges and optimizing outcomes in patients with MDD.

Target audience: Pharmacists

Type of activity: Knowledge

Release date: January 12, 2014

Expiration date: January 12, 2016

Estimated time to complete activity: 2 hours

Fee: Free

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Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-14-001-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through January 12, 2016.