Free Psychiatry CME

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    Free Psychiatry CME Courses from Pri-Med® – Designed for Primary Care Clinicians

    Individuals with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and other psychiatric conditions first seek help from primary care providers like you. Our courses offer practical guidance on assessing and managing these can’t-miss diagnoses in your patients. Choose from a variety of free psychiatry CME courses to improve care for your patients. Earn credits at no cost today.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: Varies by Course
    • CME credits awarded by: pmiCME, the accredited division of Pri-Med®
    • Format: On-Demand Courses Online
    • Material last updated: Continuously Updated
    • Expiration of CME credit: Varies by Course
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    Best Practices and Advanced Treatment Strategies in Bipolar Disorder Pharmacotherapy

    Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of mania, hypomania, and depression. It affects 3-4% of the U.S. population, represents a substantial societal and economic burden in the United States.

    By the end of Best Practices and Advanced Treatment Strategies in Bipolar Disorder Pharmacotherapy, you will be able to:
    • Describe the pathophysiology of bipolar disorder and the role the neurotransmitters play in them
    • Describe the benefits and risks of pharmacotherapy for patients presenting with bipolar disorder and take them into account when formulating treatment plans for patients.
    • Recommend therapy changes in patients with bipolar disorder who are unable to tolerate a prescribed treatment
    • Identify barriers to care in patients with bipolar disorder and develop strategies to abate them

    Target Audience:
    Family medicine, internal medicine, mental health, neurology and psychiatry, or those who otherwise commonly care for patients with bipolar or related psychiatric diseases.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 0.75
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Material last updated: February 02, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: February 02, 2020
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    Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Therapeutic Updates and Best Practices

    Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Therapeutic Updates and Best Practices covers the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder and consists of a single lecture by Timothy Fong MD.

    After participating in Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD): Therapeutic Updates and Best Practices , you will be able to:
    • Describe the epidemiology of AUD and outline current and evolving diagnostic criteria
    • Describe challenges to the successful identification of patients with AUD
    • Identify the treatment modalities currently available for management of AUD and apply them to patient cases using evidence-based medicine
    • Develop strategies for recognizing and improving therapeutic adherence in patients treated for AUD

    Target Audience:
    Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, emergency medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and those healthcare professionals who commonly treat patients suffering from or have a clinical interest in AUD.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: October 13, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: October 13, 2019
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    Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Updates from the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting (APA) 2017

    Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Updates from the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting (APA) 2017 includes major findings about major depressive disorder from APA 2017, including clinical trial data relevant to both community and health-system practice and recognized barriers to implementing those findings in practice.

    After reviewing Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), you will be able to:
    • Recall the most impactful findings about Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) from the APA 2017 Annual meeting relating to MDD pathophysiology, progression, & prognosis.
    • Describe the most impactful findings about MDD from the APA 2017 Annual meeting relating to using the similarities & differences between MDD & bereavement to inform good clinical care.
    • Summarize the most impactful findings about MDD from the APA 2017 Annual meeting relating to old, new, emerging, and potential new targets for treating of MDD and apply them to patient cases.

    Target Audience:
    Healthcare professionals specializing in family medicine, internal medicine, mental health, neurology and psychiatry, or those who otherwise commonly care for patients with MDD or related psychiatric diseases.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: July 18, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: July 18, 2019
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    Schizophrenia: Updates from the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting 2017

    Schizophrenia: Updates from the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting 2017, including clinical trial data relevant to both community and health-system practice and recognized barriers to implementing those findings in practice.

    After viewing Schizophrenia: Updates from the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, you will be able to:
    • Recall the most impactful findings about Schizophrenia from the APA 2017 Annual meeting relating to schizophrenia pathophysiology, progression, & prognosis.
    • Describe the most impactful findings about schizophrenia from the APA 2017 Annual meeting relating to using the similarities & differences between schizophrenia & other disorders to inform good clinical care.
    • Summarize the most impactful findings about schizophrenia from the APA 2017 Annual meeting relating to old, new, emerging, and potential new targets for treating of schizophrenia and apply them to patient cases.

    Target Audiences:
    Healthcare professionals specializing in family medicine, internal medicine, mental health, pediatric neurology and psychiatry, or those who otherwise commonly care for patients with dchizophrenia or related psychiatric diseases.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: July 27, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: July 27, 2019
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    Neuropsychiatric Sequelae Virtual Curriculum Series: Agitation, Depression, and Pseudobulbar Affect

    Neuropsychiatric Sequelae Virtual Curriculum Series: Agitation, Depression, and Pseudobulbar Affect consists of two sections: Mechanisms and Management of Agitation in Alzheimer’s Disease and Challenges in Managing Treatment-Resistant Depression.

    After viewing Neuropsychiatric Sequelae Virtual Curriculum Series, you will be better able to:
    • Identify different and various forms of agitation among patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
    • Review proposed mechanisms underlying agitation in AD and how pharmacologic agents may affect them
    • Evaluate body of evidence of current and emerging pharmacologic agents for the management of agitation/aggression in patients with AD

    Target Audiences:
    This program is intended for US-based neurologists, psychiatrists, geriatricians, primary care clinicians and health care providers involved in the care of patients with neuropsychiatric sequelae who may be suffering from agitation as a result of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 2
    • CME credits awarded by: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Material last updated: April 4, 2017
    • Expiration of CME credit: June 23, 2018
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    Quality Measures and Evidence-based Guidelines for Major Depressive Disorder

    This free Psychiatry CME course features two activities and offers 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    After completing this course, you will better be able to:

    • Understand the impact of quality measures on clinical practice, and the benefit of adhering to evidence-based guidelines in care for patients with MDD.
    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: NOVUS Medical Education
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Expiration of CME credit: 7/20/2019
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    Scientia CME Neuropsychiatry – Psychiatry

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 2
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Expiration of CME credit: Two years after release
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    Binge Eating Disorder (BED): Therapeutic Updates, Best Practices, and Barriers to Care

    This free online CME self-learning program provides deep insights into Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and features commentary from experts on the topic.

    Topics covered in this program include

    • BED epidemiology
    • BED comorbidities
    • BED treatment
    • BED diagnosis

    After completing this course, you will better be able to:

    • Describe the importance of accurate diagnosis and treatment of BED.
    • Determine likelihood of BED using established methods in a patient case.
    • Describe available therapies used for treatment of BED and summarize* recent literature supporting use of those therapies
    • Design a therapeutic regimen, including pharmacotherapy, for the treatment of BED
    • Describe barriers preventing the optimal treatment of BED

    Target Audience: Psychiatrists and primary care physicians; physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists who practice in psychiatry; and any other healthcare professionals with an interest in or who clinically encounter patients with BED.

    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 1
    • CME credits awarded by: ScientiaCME
    • Format: On-Demand Online
    • Material last updated: September 04, 2018
    • Expiration of CME credit: September 04, 2021
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    Binge Eating: Diagnosing and Treating a Secret Disorder

    This free Psychiatry course features 2 activities and offers 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    After completing this course, you will better be able to:

    • Assess the etiology, risk factors, and comorbidities associated with binge eating disorder and their relation to weight gain and obesity.
    • Apply evidence-based diagnostic criteria to differentially diagnose binge eating disorder.
    • Incorporate the use of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, and pharmacotherapy as needed, for the safe and effective treatment of binge eating disorder.
    • Cost: Free
    • Credit hours: 0.5
    • CME credits awarded by: VINDICO Medical Education
    • Format: On-Demand Online, Online Video
    • Expiration of CME credit: 6/29/2019