Neuropsychiatric Continuing Education

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Neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder are serious, debilitating, and clinically complex disorders that often pose a considerable challenge to clinicians. While practice guidelines may assist clinicians in management, clinical trial data is often rapidly emerging to identify evidence-based strategies to optimize clinical management.

Given the significant clinical and quality of life impact of neuropsychiatric disorders, the identification and implementation of safe, effective management strategies is paramount. The CME Outfitters Neuropsychiatric Hub is designed to provide clinicians with the latest clinical practice guidelines, diagnostic strategies and tools, and scientific updates on current and emerging therapies to optimize management of neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Turning the Tide on Patient Engagement, Treatment Adherence, and Continuity of Care in Schizophrenia: The Role of Long-Acting Injectables in Optimizing Outcomes

 

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This CME Outfitters webcast features a collaboration with the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) regarding best practices for incorporating telemedicine in psychiatric management, and will focus on shared decision-making, patient education, and utilizing telemedicine to assist in treatment adherence and supporting patients with schizophrenia.

The Complete Response: Addressing Antidepressant Failure in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

 

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This CME Outfitters On-Demand virtual symposium will provide family medicine clinicians with real-world strategies to incorporate measurement-based care into routine practice to rapidly detect suboptimal treatment outcomes. In addition, faculty experts will guide family medicine clinicians through developing safe and effective alternate antidepressant therapy with unique MOAs when patients experience treatment failures with initial SSRIs/SNRIs.

How to Use Digital Cognitive Testing Tools to Aid in the Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Dementia

 

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This CMEOCast podcast focuses on integrating cognitive testing into annual wellness visits for adults in order to identify cognitive impairment early to initiate referral to a specialist, and on integrating digital cognitive assessments into clinical workflow and remotely to differentiate normal aging from preclinical cognitive decline.

Can We Talk: Strategies to Communicate Long-Acting Injectables (LAIs) as an Effective Treatment Option for Bipolar I Disorder

 

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This CMEO BriefCase utilizes a patient case to guide clinicians on best practices to engage patients in treatment planning for bipolar disorder-1, including the feasibility of LAIs as an effective treatment option.

Meeting the Challenge: Improving Diagnosis of ALS

 

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This is the first installment in a CMEOutfitters series on the role of genetic testing and emerging therapies in ALS and focuses on recognizing the challenges in diagnosing ALS.

Role of Genetics in ALS: Who Should Be Tested

 

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Given that the genetic landscape of ALS is rapidly changing, clinicians must be acquainted with recent advances and best practices. Join Dr. Andrews and Dr. Al-Chalabi in part 2 of this CMEOutfitter’s snack series as they discuss the utility of genetic testing in ALS.

Emerging Gene Therapies in the Fight Against ALS

 

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Given the modest efficacy of current ALS treatments, access to emerging therapies is critical. Clinicians must be up-to-date on efficacy, safety, clinical trial results, and access pathways for their patients. Join Dr. Andrews and Dr. Shefner in part 3 of this CMEOutfitter’s snack series as they discuss best practices for navigating the clinical trial landscape of ALS gene therapies.

Understanding the True Costs of ADHD: An Examination of the Whole-Life Impact

 

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The first installment of this 4-part CME Outfitters series on ADHD will feature a discussion by Drs. Ann Childress and Thomas E. Brown on the extensive burden and impact of ADHD in children and adults. Additionally, the activity will include the use of a 3-D model highlighting the various systems and domains impacted.

Can You ID ADHD? Tips and Tools to Improve Your Rate of Detection in Adults

 

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This CME Outfitters activity will provide clinicians with the appropriate tools to facilitate the early detection of ADHD in adults, particularly within the context of comorbidities.

Moving Beyond Limitations in ADHD Management: Best Practices for Personalized Therapy for Children and Adults

 

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For clinical pearls on optimal strategies to personalize care for children and adults with ADHD, join our faculty experts for this third installment in the CME Outfitters series “ADHD Can Be a Moving Target: Equip Yourself with the Tools to Detect and Manage ADHD to Reduce Its Burden.”

Empowering Patients to Make Informed Treatment Decisions in ADHD: What They Need to Know

 

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For insight on ADHD medication profiles, behavioral therapies, and supportive strategies to enhance treatment adherence, join our faculty experts for this fourth installment in the CME Outfitters series “ADHD Can Be a Moving Target: Equip Yourself with the Tools to Detect and Manage ADHD to Reduce Its Burden.”

Schizophrenia is a Whole-Body Disease: Examining the Impact of Comorbidities on Morbidity and Mortality

 

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In the first installment of this CME Outfitters Snack series on schizophrenia, faculty experts will provide clinicians with tools to identify and mitigate the impact of medical comorbidities on morbidity and mortality risks.

Long-acting Injectables in Schizophrenia: An Evidence-Based Strategy to Get Your Patients to Remission and Recovery

 

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In this 2nd episode of a three-part CME Outfitters Snack series on schizophrenia, faculty will review the latest clinical evidence on LAIs and provide clinicians with tips for personalizing treatment selection and initiation, considering dose and dosing schedules.

Addressing Racial Disparities in Patients with Schizophrenia: Making the Commitment to Do Better

 

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Guided by the perspectives of racially and ethnically diverse individuals living with schizophrenia, the final installment in this CMEO Snack series will provide clinicians with tools and strategies to address racial disparities in the diagnosis and management of schizophrenia, including strategies for improving cultural sensitivity, establishing trust, and engaging patients in shared decision-making.

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ADHD: Comorbidities and Risks

In this video, Dr. Ann Childress addresses stigmas associated with ADHD and reviews the wide array of comorbid conditions that can be present in individuals with ADHD.

ADHD: Brain Mechanisms Involved

In this video, Dr. Ann Childress discusses morphology of the ADHD brain. 

Clinical Resources

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  • Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) The Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) can be administered either by the clinician or self-administered by the patient. The MDQ consists of 15 questions and takes about 5 minutes to complete.
  • Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology-Self-Report (QIDS-SR-16) Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (Self-Report) (QIDS-SR-16) has proven useful for many years as a way of determining a patient’s level of depression before, during, and after treatment.
  • Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale (BSDS) The Bipolar Spectrum Diagnostic Scale (BSDS) is a descriptive story that captures subtle features of bipolar illness.
  • Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II) The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II): 1996 revision of the BDI 21-item self-report multiple-choice inventory ~ 10 minutes to complete. Widely used indicator of the severity of depression.
  • Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2) Use the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2) to screen for depression.
  • Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) Proven to be an effective screening tool to identify patients at risk for “perinatal” depression. Mother asked to check the response that comes closest to how she has been feeling in the previous 7 days.
  • Geriatric Depression Scale Short Form (GDS-SF) 15-item screening tool used to identify depression in older adults
  • Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) has proven useful for many years as a way of determining a patient’s level of depression before, during, and after treatment.
  • Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) Comprehensive 24-item symptom scale
  • Medication Adherence Rating Scale (MARS) The total score ranges from 0-10 with a higher score indicating better adherence
  • Brief Adherence Rating Scale (BARS)

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