Achieving Remission of Major Depressive Disorder: Exciting CE Opportunity for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses

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Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a debilitating medical condition that affects approximately 1 of every 6 Americans at some point in their lifetimes; about 3.4% of people with the disease commit suicide. And yet only 1 in 5 patients with MDD receive adequate treatment.

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a debilitating medical condition that affects approximately 1 of every 6 Americans at some point in their lifetimes; about 3.4% of people with the disease commit suicide. And yet only 1 in 5 patients with MDD receive adequate treatment. To address this serous practice gap, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) eLearning Center has made available the CE opportunity entitled Strategies for Achieving Remission of Major Depressive Disorder.

MDD is characterized by an all-encompassing low mood accompanied by low self-esteem, and by loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. Psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nurses commonly treat patients with this condition. The online CE activity is intended to actively engage participating PMH nurses in evaluating their current clinical practices, identifying areas for improvement in the management of MDD, and planning to make positive changes in order to improve patient outcomes. The online faculty will address real-life scenarios encountered in the clinical setting.

The course director for the webinar is Dr. Larry Culpepper (Boston University School of Medicine) and the course chair and designated nurse planner is Dr. Barbara Jones Warren (Ohio State University College of Nursing). The members of the faculty are Dr. Madhukar Trivedi (University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas) and Dr. Denise Vanancore (Gwynedd Mercy College).

At the end of this online CE activity, learners should be able to

  •     Describe the impact of inadequate management of MDD on patient outcomes;
  •     Incorporate updated MDD guidelines into clinical practice;
  •     Use strategies to improve patient adherence to the treatment plan; and
  •     Implement effective approaches for achieving remission in patients with difficult-to-treat MDD.

For more information about the Strategies for Achieving Remission of Major Depressive Disorder online CE activity and to register, please contact us at:

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Register Online at http://elearning.apna.org/mdd.php

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About APNA
The APNA is a professional association organized to advance the science and education of psychiatric-mental health nursing. It is committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing, health, wellness and recovery promotion through identification of mental health issues, prevention of mental health problems and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders.

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In 2 MedEd, LLC, is an independent medical education company devoted to developing innovative, effective continuing education activities in collaboration with leading accredited academic medical centers and societies. Activities developed by In 2 MedEd and its partners utilize patient-focused approaches that satisfy learning needs, close learning gaps, and translate knowledge into a higher standard of practice.

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