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Fatigue Symptoms and Depressive Disorder

Fatigue Symptoms and Depressive Disorder

Steven D. Targum, MDSteven D. Targum, MD
Key questions to ask as part of a comprehensive differential assessmentTable
Patient Global Impressions: Severity of FatiguePatient Global Impressions: Severity of Fatigue

Premiere Date: June 20, 2017
Expiration Date: December 20, 2018

This activity offers CE credits for:
1. Physicians (CME)
2. Other

All other clinicians either will receive a CME Attendance Certificate or may choose any of the types of CE credit being offered.



To understand the connection between fatigue and depression and the extent to which residual symptoms of fatigue can lead to worsened outcomes.


At the end of this CE activity, participants should be able to:

• Understand the many causes of fatigue and its connection to MDD

• Identify and categorize fatigue symptoms associated with depressive episodes

• Differentiate fatigue symptoms related to MDD from those that are related to another psychiatric disorder or a medical condition, or those that result from medication adverse effects

• Describe the primary tools available to measure fatigue in depression


This continuing medical education activity is intended for psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals who seek to improve their care for patients with mental health disorders.


CME Credit (Physicians): This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of CME Outfitters, LLC, and Psychiatric Times. CME Outfitters, LLC, is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Outfitters designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note to Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: AANPCP and AAPA accept certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


It is the policy of CME Outfitters, LLC, to ensure independence, balance, objectivity, and scientific rigor and integrity in all of their CME/CE activities. Faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with commercial companies whose products or devices may be mentioned in faculty presentations, or with the commercial supporter of this CME/CE activity. CME Outfitters, LLC, has evaluated, identified, and attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest through a rigorous content validation procedure, use of evidence-based data/research, and a multidisciplinary peer-review process.

The following information is for participant information only. It is not assumed that these relationships will have a negative impact on the presentations.

Steven D. Targum, MD, reports that he is a grant recipient from Johnson and Johnson PRD, Sunovion, Pfizer Inc, Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Alkermes Inc, and Intracellular Therapeutics Inc; he has received research support from Bracket Global LLC; he is a consultant for Neurim Pharmaceuticals, Methylation Sciences Inc, and Resilience Therapeutics; and he is a shareholder in Bracket LLC, Prana Biotechnology Ltd, Methylation Sciences Inc, and Functional Neuromodulation Inc.

Leslie Swanson, PhD, (peer/content reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Applicable Psychiatric Times staff and CME Outfitters staff have no disclosures to report.


Faculty of this CME/CE activity may include discussion of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices. CME Outfitters, LLC, and the faculty do not endorse the use of any product outside of the FDA-labeled indications. Medical professionals should not utilize the procedures, products, or diagnosis techniques discussed during this activity without evaluation of their patient for contraindications or dangers of use.

Questions about this activity?

Call us at 877.CME.PROS (877.263.7767)


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