Description

Depression in Adult Primary Care

This online course provides professionals in the Partners HealthCare system with a comprehensive review on how to assess, treat and manage patients with depression in primary care settings.

There are effective, evidence-based treatments for depression. This includes medications, psychotherapy and self-management. Primary care settings are the only medical contact for many patients with depression. This makes it critical for primary care professionals to utilize effective screening and treatment strategies.

In this course, expert faculty review an array of important topics for primary care professionals. It includes validated screening tools for depression, patient education about treatments for depression, Partners-specific resources for managing depression in primary care, guidance on navigating difficult patient encounters, standards of care and algorithms for various treatment options, and much more.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain why managing depression in primary care is important at Partners HealthCare.
  • Apply basic knowledge of managing depression in primary care, including a) diagnosis, b) treatment, c) the in diagnosis and treatment monitoring, d) safety assessment, and e) privacy concerns.
  • List resources at Partners HealthCare for managing depression in primary care.

Target Audience

This program is intended for: Physicians (all fields) and particularly primary care providers, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and counselors.

MOC PIP

Participation in this activity may be used as part of an MOC-4 PIP program. Please contact Nakita Barros atnbarros3@partners.org for more information on how to enroll.

Topics Covered

Video Length

Total Est. Time

Module 1

Basics of Depression
Jeffrey B. Weilburg, MD

Carol Wool, MD

21 min

31 min

Module 2

Diagnostic Assessment
Jane L. Erb, MD
Stuart Pollack, MD
Joji Suzuki, MD

60 min
22 min
23 min
15 min

70 min
_
_
_

Module 3

Asssesing and Managing Safety
Kelly Posner, PhD
Mark A. Schechter, MD

57 min
32 min
25 min

67 min
_
_

Module 4

Treatment

Patient Engagement and Shared Decision Making
Leigh H. Simmons, MD

Self-Management
Maren B. Nyer, PhD

Medications and Other Somatic Treatments_Prescriber
Jonathan Alpert, MD, PhD

Medications and Other Somatic Treatments_Non-Prescriber
Jonathan Alpert, MD, PhD

Psychotherapies
Megan Oser, PhD

113 min

11.5 min

45 min

16 min

20.5 min

20 min

123 min
11.5 min
_
45 min
_
16 min
20.5 min
_
20 min
_

Module 5

Dealing with Difficult Patient Encounters
John Grimaldi, MD

38.5 min

48.5 min

Module 6

Implementation
Trina E. Chang, MD, MPH

14 min

24 min

Faculty

  • Silverman University Chair and Professor
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
    Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pediatrics
    Psychiatrist-in-Chief
    Montefiore Medical Center
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Director of Community-Based Studies, Depression Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Medical Director, Brigham Depression Center
    Assistant Professor Harvard Medical School
  • Consulting Psychiatrist, Infectious Disease Clinic, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • Director of Yoga Studies
    Director of Professional Development for the Research Coordinators Depression Clinical and Research Program
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Instructor in Psychology
    Harvard Medical School
  • Director, CBT and Behavioral Medicine Program
    Associate Director of Psychology
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Instructor, Harvard Medical School
  • Medical Director, Brigham and Women's Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington
  • Director, Center for Suicide Risk Assessment, Departments of Neuroscience and Child Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute
    Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons Clinical Affiliate
  • Clinical Director, Shared Decision Making Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Assistant Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry
    Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Associate Medical Director, Massachusetts General Physician Organization
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital
    Assistant Professor, Part-time, Harvard Medical School

Free CME

We offer free CME on a variety of topics and in a variety of formats. See the full list at the link below.

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CE Information

On-Demand Event Details

Release Date:September 15, 2014
Expiration Date:September 15, 2018

Date of last review:August 22, 2017, by Justin A. Chen, MD

To receive credit for each of the six sessions, you must view the presentation and complete the post-test and activity evaluation. Upon completion, you will be able to receive from 0.05 to 2.00 credits for each individual session. See below for credits per module.

CREDIT

TYPE

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

DESIGNATION STATEMENT

Module 1

0.50

AMA PRACategory
1 Credit
TM

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this enduring material actvity for a maximum of 0.50AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Module 2

1.00

AMA PRACategory
1 Credit
TM

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this enduring material actvity for a maximum of 1.00AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Module 3

1.00

AMA PRACategory
1 Credit
TM

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this enduring material actvity for a maximum of 1.00AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Module 4

2.00

AMA PRACategory
1 Credit
TM

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this enduring material actvity for a maximum of 2.00AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Module 5

0.75

AMA PRACategory
1 Credit
TM

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this enduring material actvity for a maximum of 0.75AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Module 6

0.50

AMA PRACategory
1 Credit
TM

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this enduring material actvity for a maximum of 0.50AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Up to5.75

Psychologists CE Credit

McLean Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. McLean Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Participants meeting requirements will receive 5.75CE credits.

Up to5.75

Nursing Contact Hours

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.

This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing at (244 CMR 5.00) for 5.75contact hours of nursing continuing education credit.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.

Up to5.75

Social Work CE
Credit Hours

The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers.

This program has been approved for 5.75Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization NumberD 70021.

Up to5.75

self-claim

Other Professions

Other Providers can claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.

Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number ofAMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMassociated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in whichAMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMmay or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.


Policy on Faculty and Provider Disclosure

In accord with the disclosure policy of Partners HealthCare System as well as guidelines of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), planners, speakers and/or their spouse/partner or anyone who may have an influence on the content of the activity have been asked to disclose any relationship they or their spouse/partner have to companies producing pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, devices, etc. that may be germane to the content of their presentation. Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias, but provides participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given presentation.


Resolution of Conflicts of Interest (COI)

Partners HealthCare System has implemented a process to resolve potential COIs for this CME activity to help ensure content objectivity, independence, fair balance and ensure that the content is aligned with the interest of the public.


Planner Disclosures

The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.

Justin Chen, MD, Course Director
Susan Garrels, MSW, LICSW
Tristan Gorrindo, MD, Reviewer
Jane Pimental, MPH
Stuart Pollack, MD

The following planners and/or their spouse/partner have reported a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.

Marcy Bergeron, RN, MS, ANP
Honorarium: Sanofi Aventis

Jane L. Erb, MD,Course Director
Stockholder:Biogen, Express Scripts, Merck, Regeneron

Leigh H. Simmons, MD
Honorarium (speaker): American Diabetes Association

Susan E. Sprich, PhD
Royalties:Oxford University Press (for co-authoring treatment manual and client workbook), Springer (for editing book)

The following reviewer and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationships with a commercial interest:

Justin A. Chen, MD


Speaker Disclosures

The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner have reported no relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.

Sreekanth (Sree) K. Chaguturu, MD, Presenter (introductory video)
John Grimaldi, MD
Lauren Leavitt, Presenter(roleplay actor)
Maren B. Nyer, PhD
Megan Oser, PhD
Stuart Pollack, MD
Kelly Posner, PhD
Mark A. Schechter, MD
Joji Suzuki, MD
Jeffrey B. Weilburg, MD
Carol Wool, MD

The following speakers and/or their spouse/partner have reported a relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.

Jonathan E. Alpert, MD, PhD
Consultant: Eli Lilly & Co., PamLab LLC
Research Grants: Roche Laboratories
Research Support: Abbott Labs, Alkermes, Aspect Medical Systems, Astra-Zeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cephalon, Eli Lilly & Co., Forest Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline, J&J Pharmaceuticals, Lichtwer Pharma GmbH, Lorex Pharmaceuticals, PamLab LLC, Novartis, Organon, Inc., Pfizer Inc., Pharmavite, Roche, Sanofi/Synthelabo, Solvay Pharma, Wyeth-Ayerst Labs
Speaker: Eli Lilly & Co., Janssen, Organon, Inc.
Honoraria: American Psychiatric Association, Belvoir Publishing, Reed Medical Education, and the MGH Psychiatry Academy*

*The education programs conducted by the MGH Psychiatry Academy were supported through Independent Medical Education (IME) grants from pharmaceutical companies co-supporting programs along with participant tuition. Commercial entities supporting the MGH Psychiatry Academy in 2013-2014 are listed on the Academy's website www.mghcme.org.

Trina E. Chang, MD, MPH
Salary paid through MGH CTNI (study rater): Johnson & Johnson, Neuralstem

Jane L. Erb, MD
Stockholder:Biogen, Express Scripts, Merck, Regeneron

Leigh H. Simmons, MD
Honorarium (speaker): American Diabetes Association


Hardware/Software Specifications

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration

Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.1+
Browser: Firefox 3+, Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 4.0+, or Google Chrome 7.0+
Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+
Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements

Windows PC:500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card at least 16-bit; Macromedia Flash Player 10 or higher, audio playback with speakers for programs with video content; Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera
Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit


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