Evolving Perspectives on Depression: Chronic vs. Episodic Treatment in MDD and the Role of the GABA System
Rakesh Jain, MD
Texas Tech University School of Medicine-Permian Basin
Greg Mattingly, MD
Associate Clinical Professor
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Charles, Missouri
Ahmed Baig, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Midwest Research Group
St. Louis, Missouri
Midwest Research Group
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This activity is designed for Psychiatrists, primary care clinicians, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychiatric nurses, behavioral health professionals such as social workers, counselors, VA-affiliated practitioners, and others who seek to improve the care of patients with mental health disorders.
After participating in this activity, learners should be better able to:
- Differentiate among the clinical needs associated with episodic versus chronic depression
- Summarize the pathophysiologic role of GABA in neurotransmitter dysfunction in patients with MDD or PPD
- Implement optimal treatment strategies by considering the mechanisms of action and most recent clinical data associated with antidepressant medications for MDD or PPD
- Practice collaborative care and shared decision making when caring for patients with MDD or PPD
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Dr. Rakesh Jain: Advisory Board—Adamas, Alkermes, Corium, Eisai, Indivior, Intra-Cellular Therapies, Ironshore Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, Lilly, Lundbeck, Merck, Neos Therapeutics, Neurocrine Biosciences, Otsuka, Pamlab, Pfizer, Shire, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda, Teva, Tris Pharmaceuticals; Advisory Board (spouse)—Otsuka; Consultant—AbbVie (Allergan), Acadia, Adamas, Alfasigma USA, Inc., Axsome, Corium, Cingulate Therapeutics, Eisai, Evidera, Impel Neuro Pharma, Janssen, Lilly, Lundbeck, Merck, Neos Therapeutics, Neurocrine Biosciences, Osmotica, Otsuka, Pamlab, Pfizer, Sage Therapeutics, Shire, Sunovion, Supernus, Takeda, Teva; Consultant (spouse)—Lilly, Otsuka, Pamlab, Sunovion; Grant/Research Support—AbbVie (Allergan), Lilly, Lundbeck, Otsuka, Pfizer, Shire, Takeda; Speakers Bureau—AbbVie (Allergan), Alkermes, Axsome, Corium, Eisai, Indivior, Intracellular Therapies, Ironshore Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, Lilly, Lundbeck, Merck, Neos Therapeutics, Neurocrine, Otsuka, Pamlab, Pfizer, Shire, Sunovion, Takeda, Teva, Tris Pharmaceuticals; Speakers Bureau (spouse)—Lilly
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Dr. Ahmed Baig: has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).
Ms. Cheryl Meier: has disclosed no relevant financial relationship with any ineligible company (commercial interest).
Craig Chepke, MD, DFAPA
Medical Director Excel Psychiatric Associates;
Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Atrium Health
Huntersville, North Carolina
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Wound Clinic, Family Health Centers of San Diego
San Diego, California
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