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

 

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Live Q&A | Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM ET | In this live Q & A based on a CME Outfitters Snack series on schizophrenia, faculty experts will discuss tools to identify and mitigate the impact of medical comorbidities on morbidity and mortality risks and answer learner questions on treating schizophrenia as a multisystem disease.

Live Q&A: The Complete Response: Addressing Antidepressant Selection for Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

 

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Live Webcast | Wednesday, November 10, 2021 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET | This live Q&A session is your opportunity to ask questions about real-world strategies to incorporate MBC into routine practice to rapidly detect suboptimal treatment response and adjust treatment to improve patient outcomes.

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 MBC 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 CME Outfitters 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.

Evidence-Based Strategies to Improve Access to Therapies for Patients with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

 

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In this CMEOCast podcast, expert faculty will help clinicians and payers identify the genetic and clinical assessments used to diagnose SMA and monitor patients over time, apply the latest evidence for efficacy, safety, and cost-effectiveness of SMA therapies, and recognize the importance of the individual patient- and parent/caregiver-related factors in guiding clinical decision-making when managing patients with SMA.

From Bench to Bedside: Applying Clinical Updates to Schizophrenia Management

 

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This CME Outfitters BriefCase guides clinicians through effective strategies to develop and implement a treatment plan based on patient preferences, phase of illness, and the latest evidence on safety and efficacy of LAIs.

Best Practices for Incorporating LAIs into Treatment Planning for Schizophrenia

 

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This CME Outfitters BriefCase will guide clinicians through best practices to identify patients with schizophrenia who are ideal candidates for LAIs as well as effective communication strategies to facilitate the discussion of using LAIs in these patients.

Missed Opportunities: Tools, Tips, and Techniques to Improve the Detection of Bipolar I Disorder

 

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In this CME Outfitters BriefCase, expert faculty will present a patient case that shows how to detect BD-I, differentiate BD-I and BD-II and other mimickers, and use evidence-based screening tools to improve detection of BD-I in order to promote early administration of effective care.

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

 

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This CME Outfitters BriefCase utilizes a patient case to guide clinicians on best practices to engage patients in treatment planning for BD-I, including the feasibility of LAIs as an effective treatment option.

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 CME Outfitters 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.

Clinical Resources

Inventories

  • 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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