Cognitive Deficits in Depression

Depression is one of the biggest health challenges the world faces. Many patients with depression report cognitive difficulties and clinicians must be able to properly assess these difficulties when treating patients with MDD. Tune into this NeuroscienceCME Snack featuring expert faculty offering new perspectives on treating this pervasive disorder and highlighting cognitive deficits as a challenge to clinicians.

This activity offers CE credit for:

  1. Physicians (CME)
  2. Pharmacists (ACPE)
  3. Other

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Faculty

Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Director, Center on Aging
Chief of Psychiatry, Jackson Memorial Hospital
Chief of Psychiatry, University of Miami Hospital
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami
Miami, FL
Alan F. Schatzberg, MD Alan F. Schatzberg, MD
Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Stanford University School of Medicine
Stanford, CA

Statement of Need

Depression is one of the biggest health challenges the world faces. More than 350 million people worldwide suffer from depression. Many patients with depression report cognitive difficulties and clinicians must be able to properly assess these difficulties when treating patients with MDD.

While cognitive dysfunction in MDD may improve with treatment and depressive symptoms may resolve, cognitive deficits can still be detected even in periods of symptom remission. The proportion of time with cognitive complaints was reported as 94% during acute depressive episodes; this remained at 44% despite full or partial symptom remission during treatment.1 Measurement-based assessment tools have helped to quantify the degree of depression; however, these tools continue to be underutilized in everyday practice.2

This NeuroscienceCME Snack features expert faculty offering new perspectives on treating this pervasive disorder and highlighting cognitive deficits as a challenge to clinicians.

References:
1. Baune BT, Miller R, McAfoose J, et al. The role of cognitive impairment in general functioning in major depression. Psychiatry Res.2010;176(2-3):183-189.

2. Greenberg PE, Fournier AA, Sisitsky T, Pike CT, Kessler RC. The economic burden of adults with major depressive disorder in the United States (2005 and 2010). J Clin Psychiatry. 2015;76(2):155-162.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Improve the assessment of cognition in patients with major depression.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Lundbeck.

Target Audience

Physicians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals who manage patients with mood disorders.

Credit Information

CME Credit (Physicians):
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Type: knowledge-based

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Dr. Nemeroff has disclosed that he receives grants/research support from National Institutes of Health (NIH). He serves as a consultant to Bracket (Clintara); Fortress Biotech; Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc. (GLG) Healthcare & Biomedical Council; Lundbeck; Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Development America; Prismic Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Taisho Pharmaceutical Inc.; Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.; Total Pain Solutions (TPS); Xhale, Inc. He is a stockholder of AbbVie Inc.; Bracket; Celgene Corporation; Intermediate Holding Corp.; Network Life Sciences Inc.; OPKO Health, Inc.; Seattle Genetics, Inc.; Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Xhale, Inc. He has patents for Method and devices for transdermal delivery of lithium (US 6,375,990B1); Method of assessing antidepressant drug therapy via transport inhibition of monoamine neurotransmitters by ex vivo assay (US 7,148,027B2). He serves on the scientific advisory boards of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP); Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA); Bracket (Clintara); Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) (formerly National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression [NARSAD]); Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Inc. RiverMend Health, LLC; Skyland Trail; Xhale, Inc. He serves on the board of directors for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP); Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA); GratitudeAmerica, Inc. He receives income sources or equity of $10,000 or more from American Psychiatric Publishing; Bracket (Clintara); Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.; Xhale, Inc.

Dr. Schatzberg has disclosed that he receives grants from Janssen Pharmaceuticals. He serves as a consultant to Alkermes; Clintara; Forum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; McKinsey & Company; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. He is a stock shareholder (directly Purchased) for Corcept Therapeutics; Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Seattle Genetics, Inc.; Incyte Corporation; Gilead; and Merck & Co., Inc.

Tony Graham, MD (peer reviewer) has no disclosures to report.

Sharon Tordoff, CHCP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

Jan Perez, CHCP (planning committee) has no disclosures to report.

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