Cognitive Disturbances in Major Depression: What Are We Missing?
This CME activity is based on the slides and lectures presented by the faculty at the symposium, Cognitive Disturbances in Major Depression: What Are We Missing?, on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the 27th Annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress in Orlando, Florida.
Richard Keefe, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, North Carolina
Prakash Masand, MD
Chairman and CEO, Global Medical Education
New York, New York
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This activity is intended for psychiatrists, primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychiatric nurses, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals who seek to improve their care for patients with mental health disorders and the outcomes resulting from that care.
After completing this activity, participants should be able to:
• Identify cognitive dysfunction in patients with untreated and treated major depressive disorder (MDD) by the use of screening questions and scales
• Identify the factors contributing to poor prognosis in MDD patients including residual cognitive symptoms
• Implement strategies to treat MDD to remission of all symptom domains
This on-demand webcast is available with synchronized slides and video.
To be eligible for documentation of credit, participants must complete the educational activity, complete the 16-question online post-test with a score of 70% or better, and complete the evaluation form.
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Participants who have successfully completed the live version of this activity are not eligible to receive credit for this enduring material.
Release Date: October 31, 2014
Expiration Date: October 31, 2015
Estimated time to complete: 1.5 hours
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Instructional Level: Advanced
Independent Clinical Reviewer: Allan Tasman, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky
Nurse Planner: Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRNBC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City, California; Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco, California
The planning committee comprises Allan Tasman, MD, Prakash Masand, MD, Richard Keefe, PhD, Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC; Stephen Chavez, Raquel Gaerlan, Ed Jackson, MD, Mike Kearney, Tanya Kenevich, Randy Robbin, John Savage, and Jessica Steuerman, NACCME.
Financial Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest
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The faculty has reported the following:
Dr. Masand: Consultant—Forest, Lundbeck, Merck, Pamlab, Pfizer, Sunovion, Takeda; Research support—Forest; Speakers bureau—Forest, GlaxoSmithKline, Lundbeck, Merck, Pamlab, Pfizer, Sunovion, Takeda; Stock ownership—Global Medical Education
Dr. Keefe: Consultant/ad board/service provider—Abbvie, Akebia, Amgen, Asubio, AviNeuro/ChemRar, BiolineRx, Biomarin, Boehringer-Ingelheim, EnVivo, GW Pharmaceuticals, Lundbeck, Merck, Minerva Neurosciences Inc., Mitsubishi, Novartis, Otsuka, Roche, Shire, Takeda, Targacept; Research funding—Department of Veteran’s Affairs, NIMH, Singapore National Medical Research Council, Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, PsychoGenics, Novartis, Brain Plasticity Institute; Investment—Founder of NeuroCog Trials, Inc., which provides rater training, data quality assurance, and consultation to several pharmaceutical companies and other consortia. Investor in Sengenix, Inc. but do not do any work related to this company; Royalties—Brief Assessment of Cognition in Schizophrenia (BACS) testing battery, MATRICS Consensus Cognitive Battery (MCCB), Virtual Reality Functional Capacity Assessment Tool (VRFCAT)
Mr. Penn and Dr. Tasman disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
Mr. Chavez, Ms. Gaerlan, Dr. Jackson, Mr. Kearney, Ms. Kenevich, Mr. Robbin, Mr. Savage, and Ms. Steuerman have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests.
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The faculty have disclosed that the following off-label/unapproved uses of drugs and/or devices and investigational agents will be discussed in the presentations: antidepressants, psychostimulants, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, memantine, antipsychotics in the treatment of MDD.
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Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc., U.S. Region and Lundbeck Pharmaceutical Services, LLC
Richard Keefe, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He received his BA from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from New York University.
Dr. Keefe’s research is primarily devoted to understanding cognitive dysfunction and its treatment in patients with schizophrenia and related disorders, including those at high risk for schizophrenia. He has had a leadership role for cognitive methods in several large National Institute of Mental Health studies, including the CATIE, MATRICS, TURNS, CRSTN and TENETS projects. He has published more than 200 scientific papers and two books.
Dr. Keefe is Associate Editor of Psychological Medicine and serves on the editorial boards of Schizophrenia Research, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, and Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience. He was the 2012‐2014 President of the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology. He is on the Scientific Board of the Brain and Behavioral Research Foundation.
Prakash Masand, M.D., is Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Neuroscience, for Clinical Care Options, which acquired Global Medical Education (GME) in 2020, a company Dr. Masand founded and where he served as CEO for 10 years. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Centers of Psychiatric Excellence (COPE). Dr Masand also serves as an Adjunct Professor with the Academic Medicine Education Institute at Duke-NUS.
Previously, Dr. Masand has served as Chief Scientific Officer at the Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Consulting Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He previously served as Director of Therapeutic Area Development, Neurosciences Medicine at the Duke Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Masand was also the Founder of psychCME, Inc., a leading program for continuing medical education in the United States, which was acquired by United Health Group, in 2006. Dr. Masand was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.
Dr. Masand’s clinical research interests include psychopharmacology, novel antipsychotics, psychiatric disorders in the medically ill, treatment-resistant depression, irritable bowel syndrome and its relationship to psychiatric illness, and the use of psychostimulants in the medically ill.
The author of more than 400 abstracts, articles, reviews, and book chapters, Dr. Masand’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. Dr. Masand serves on the editorial boards of the Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, Current Clinical Pharmacology, and The Open Pharmacology Journal. He is also a reviewer for several journals and a frequent speaker at national and international medical meetings.
Dr. Masand was the Founder of psychCME, Inc., a leading program for continuing medical education in the United States, which was acquired by OPTUMHealth , a division of United Health Group, in 2006. Dr. Masand has been named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.
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