Key Takeaways for the Management of MDD
Carmen Kosicek, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Charles Montano, MD; and Gus Alva, MD, DFAPA, provide take-home messages for the management of patients with MDD and other depressive disorders.
Unmet Needs in MDD Treatment Paradigm
Experts in psychiatry examine emerging agents and unmet needs for the management of MDD.
Impact of Different MDD Classes of Treatment on Time to Response
Charles Montano, MD, and Carmen Kosicek, MSN, PMHNP-BC, comment on the impact of various classes of MDD treatments on time to achieve goals and/or response.
Current Challenges With MDD Treatment Options
Carmen Kosicek, MSN, PMHNP-BC, leads a discussion on the level of satisfaction for both patients and providers with currently available MDD treatment options, barriers to access, and the impact of residual symptoms on a patient’s quality of life.
Treatment Approaches for Episodic and Chronic MDD
Experts in psychiatry share their treatment approaches for the management of episodic and chronic MDD.
Treatment Options for MDD
Charles Montano, MD, and Carmen Kosicek, MSN, PMHNP-BC, review currently available treatment options for the management of MDD and criteria used for treatment selection.
Monitoring Recommendations for MDD
Charles Montano, MD, and Carmen Kosicek, MSN, PMHNP-BC, provide advice regarding monitoring for adverse events and compliance with different classes of MDD treatment and review suggestions for follow-up and special patient populations.
Perception of MDD in the Healthcare Community
Experts in psychiatry share their thoughts on the perception of MDD within the healthcare community and the implications of this condition being viewed as chronic vs episodic.
Depression and Comorbid Health Conditions
Carmen Kosicek, MSN, PMHNP-BC, and Charles Montano, MD, comment on the interplay between depression and other comorbid psychiatric and medical health conditions as well as the economic impact of MDD.
Impact of MDD Episode Duration and Recurrences
Charles Montano, MD; Carmen Kosicek, MSN, PMHNP-BC; and Gus Alva, MD, DFAPA, review the impact of the duration of MDD episodes and goals of managing episode recurrences.
Clinical Insights Regarding the Management of Bipolar Disorder
Gus Alva, MD, DFAPA, discusses key takeaways for the management of bipolar disorder.
Clinical Impressions From the Patient Case
Dr. Gus Alva shares his initial impressions on this case and treatment approaches to bipolar 1 disorder.
Case Presentation: A 23-Year-Old With Bipolar Disorder
Gus Alva, MD, DFAPA, presents the case of a 23-year-old female diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder.
Role of Telemedicine in Bipolar Disorder
Michael E. Thase, MD; Theresa Cerulli, MD; Gustavo Alva, MD, DFAPA; and Tina Matthews-Hayes, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, provide insight on the role of telemedicine in improving outcomes for patients with bipolar disorder.
Patient Case #2 Continued: Novel Second-Generation Antipsychotics
A panel of experts in psychiatry consider the use of a novel second-generation antipsychotic for the management of treatment resistant depression.
Patient Case #2: 47-Year-Old Man With Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD)
Michael E. Thase, MD, presents the case of a 47-year-old man with treatment resistant bipolar depression.
Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder
Psychiatric experts consider mood stabilizers when treating bipolar disorder and review the role of antidepressants in disease management.
Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder
Theresa Cerulli, MD, and Tina Matthew-Hayes, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, review diagnostic difficulties of the patient’s primary care physician in patient case #1 and share optimal approaches to the diagnosis and treatment for patients with bipolar disorder.
Clinical Impressions From Patient Case #1
Tina Matthews-Hayes, DNP, FNP, PMHNP, comments on screening tools for bipolar disorder and Gustavo Alva, MD, DFAPA, shares his impressions from patient case #1.
Clinical Significance of Bipolar Disorder
A panel of experts in psychiatry share insights on the challenges and importance of making an accurate diagnosis of bipolar disorder.
Patient Case #1: 27-Year-Old Woman With Bipolar Disorder
Experts in psychiatry review the case of a 27-year-old woman who presents for evaluation of a complex depressive disorder.
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